Hallomenus binotatus


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

Identification difficulty

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.

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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