Hallomenus binotatus

    Description

    An all brown beetle, sometimes paler around the ‘shoulders’ and pronotum. The legs are also pale brown.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on or in tree fungi.

    When to see it

    Most likely to be encountered in summer and autumn.

    Life History

    The larvae are associated with fungi – usually bracket fungi.

    UK Status

    Scattered records from most parts of Britain, but not particularly common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 11 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map