Orchid Beetle - Dascillus cervinus
This beetle is about 1 cm long and is covered in hair, which is yellowish brown in the females and greyer in the males.
Rough grassland, usually on flowers, but sometimes in bushes.
May to July.
The larvae eat roots, mainly those of vigorous grasses.
Widespread but rather local in Britain
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 8 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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