Kateretes pusillus

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Prefers damp conditions and is often found on sedges.

    When to see it

    March to July.

    UK Status

    Local but widespread in England and Wales. Not well recorded elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 14 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map