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.
Can be found under moss and in leaf litter often in wooded areas, but also around ponds and under logs.
February to November
Fairly common and widespread in much of England and Wales, less records from further north.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 127 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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