Gyrohypnus angustatus


Length 6 to7 mm. Head black. Pronotum black to dark brown, sometimes paler around the margins. Elytra usually brown, occasionally darker or even black. Abdominal tergites usually dark brown. Legs brown to dark brown. Antennae brown with segment 1 darker. Maxillary palps reddish with terminal segment slightly paler.

Identification difficulty

Recorded from a wide variety of habitats including rotten wood, litter piles, moss, river banks etc.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain and one of the more frequently recorded species of Gyrohypnus.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map