Litargus connexus


Length 2.4-2.8mm. Head and pronotum black apart from hind angles, legs yellow or pitchy.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Mostly old woodland where it develops beneath fungus infested bark. It is especially associated with Daldinia concentrica.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Widespread across England and Wales, becoming scarce in the north.

VC55 Status

Uncommon or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were 21 records for VC55 up until 2020.

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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