Length 2.5 to 3.8 mm. A typical small black pollen beetle, which needs detailed examination to be sure of the species.
Frequents flower meadows and hedgerows with blossom.
Spring and summer.
Develops in the flowers of roses.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 31 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