Kibunea minuta

    Description

    This is a small 6 - 8 mm click beetle that is uniformly grey/black in colour and metallic in appearance with a fine covering of hairs.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Well wooded areas. Often in low foliage or the vegetation beneath.

    When to see it

    All year round with new adults emerging in May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the roots of various grass species in woodlands and other well wooded areas.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common in England up to Northumberland and the Solway Firth. Only a handful of Scottish records from East Lothian.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 16 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map