Margarinotus striola


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

Identification difficulty

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.

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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