Leiodes calcarata

    Description

    It's very variable in size, 1.8 - 4 mm, and in colour, usually brown or reddish brown, but some being much darker than others.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    To follow

    When to see it

    To follow

    Life History

    Not much is known about the biology of any of the subfamily Leiodinae, but it is probable that most of them feed as larvae on hypogeous fungi, i.e. those that have their fruiting bodies underground.

    UK Status

    Widespread but sometimes local in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 17 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map