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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

    UK Map