Hister unicolor


Length 8 to 10 mm. This is a fairly large, oval species that is uniformly black, but there are other similar members of this family, so detailed examination is necessary.

Identification difficulty

Associated with horse and cattle dung.

When to see it

All year round, but commonest in summer.

UK Status

Widely distributed throughout the British Isles although less frequent in the north, it is generally quoted as local but may be common where found.

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