Olibrus corticalis

    Description

    The elytra are a straw brown colour but with a darker brown triangle behind the pronotum.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually found on flowers in warm weather or by sweep netting along roadside verges.

    When to see it

    Most frequent between March and August.

    UK Status

    Most common in the south-east of Britain this species seems to be expanding its range northwards

    VC55 Status

    Previously quite scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland, this species may become more common in the future. There were only 3 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    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