Onthophilus striatus

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map