Olibrus aeneus

Description

A very small (2 mm) shiny dark beetle. Identification is very difficult and dissection may be necessary.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Associated with Scentless Mayweed, Ox-eye Daisy and other Compositae flowers.

When to see it

Summer and autumn.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Phalacridae
Records on NatureSpot:
3
First record:
27/08/2014 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
23/08/2022 (Sexton, Timothy)

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