Ocypus aeneocephalus


A fairly large brownish rove beetle.

Identification difficulty

A species of extensive habitats on damp but well drained soils.

When to see it

All year round, but peak time is summer and autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 55 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