Lesteva sicula

    Description

    This is a fairly small dark brown to blackish rove beetle with orangey coloured legs.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often found in damp areas, in reed litter and flood refuse but also found under logs and stones.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 162 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map