Megalonotus antennatus


    4 to 5mm, pronotum is all dark and coarsely punctured, particularly across the posterior. The front femora bear a large tooth and several smaller ones, legs which are entirely pale brown, 2nd antennal segment is also pale. This species is usually partly-winged (brachypterous).

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    Woodland clearings, grasslands, sparsely-vegetated sites and quarries.

    When to see it

    All year. 

    UK Status

    A scarce and local ground bug mostly recorded from southern England, particularly the south-east.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map