Ocypus brunnipes


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

Identification difficulty

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


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

UK Map