As is typical of the rove beetles the elytra on extend partway across its abdomen, in this case about two thirds. It also has a characteristic curvy shape to its pronotum.
This beetle lives around water and in splashed habitats.
All year round peaking in April and May.
It is recognised as a useful predator of pests on Oilseed Rape.
Fairly frequent and widespread throughout Britain, especially well recorded in central and northern England.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 309 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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