Oxytelus laqueatus


    A small rove beetle with short light brown wing cases. It is only about 4 or 5 mm long.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in the dung of herbivores.

    When to see it

    All year round especially in spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 45 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