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: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map