Hapalaraea pygmaea

Description

A small (2.2 to 3.0 mm) rove beetle which is orange-brown or red in colour.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Habitat

May be beaten from Hawthorn or other bushes, also from fungus, tree cavities and birds’ nests.

When to see it

May be beaten from Hawthorn or other bushes, also from fungus, tree cavities and birds’ nests.

Life History

Peak seems to be May and June but has been recorded as late as September.

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half of Britain but occasional and rather local.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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