A very small dark maroon-brown rove beetle with a short rather stubby appearance.
Associated with most decomposing material, including straw, leaves and fungi. It has also been associated with dung.
All year but mostly late spring to autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 19 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015