Onthophilus striatus


    A very small greyish beetle being only about 2 mm long, the elytra are deeply ridged.

    Identification difficulty

    Under rotting plants, in manure, on carrion and fungi.

    When to see it

    All year but especially in spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales, less well recorded in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 30 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: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map