Omalium rivulare


This is a small (3.5 to 5 mm), mainly brown rove beetle.

Identification difficulty

Associated with decomposing material of all kinds, fungi, rotting wood, birds’ nests etc.

When to see it

Mainly recorded in summer and autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 76 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