Ocypus brunnipes

    Description

    A large dark brown or blackish rove beetle with orange legs. It can measure up to 13 mm or more.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various habitats including damp but well drained soils, in woods and under stones.

    When to see it

    All year but mainly March to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but sometimes local in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 53 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map