Lesteva sicula


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

Identification difficulty

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


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

UK Map