Length around 10 mm. A very dark almost black rove beetle with orangey coloured legs.
They generally inhabit leaf litter and other decaying matter.
All year round but especially late spring to autumn.
Quite common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 321 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015