Megalonotus antennatus

    Description

    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

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    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