Othius punctulatus


    12 to 14mm, it is blackish overall with the elytra forming a red central band. The legs and antennae are also red. There are several other species with a similar red band.

    Identification difficulty

    Can be found under moss and in leaf litter often in wooded areas, but also around ponds and under logs.

    When to see it

    February to November

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in much of England and Wales, less records from further north.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 127 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map