Olophrum piceum


This is a small chestnut brown beetle with an unusual appearance for a member of the Staphylinidae family. It has strongly pitted elytra and pronotum with a black head and small black scutellum.

Identification difficulty

Most frequently encountered in leaf litter.

When to see it

Can be found in most months of the year.

UK Status

Quite frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 83 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