Margarinotus striola

    Description

    Length 5 to 7 mm.  One of a group of similar species which require detailed examination. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    They are typically found under or in carrion, rotting vegetation or dung etc.

    When to see it

    Mainly April to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 15 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map