This is a small, Soft-winged Flower Beetle and measures around 2.5mm. Usually a very dark, almost blackish brown with patches of orange but the amounts of each colour may vary considerably.
Prefers damp conditions and is often found on sedges.
March to July.
Local but widespread in England and Wales. Not well recorded elsewhere in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 14 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015