Length 3mm. Distal half of elytra yellow. Legs yellow. First four antennal segments yellow, the rest darker. Top of head and pronotum flattened.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, the specimen should be keyed under a microscope and the distinguishing features noted.
Associated with large grasses and bulrushes, they can often be found in the leaf sheaths in winter. Also under decaying vegetable matter in the same localities.
Widespread and common in England and Wales. Few records from northern Scotland.
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