Palorus subdepressus


A small reddish brown beetle only 2.5 to 3.0 mm in length.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


Found in stored products such as grain, but also attracted to light.

When to see it

May be recorded in almost any month from indoor grain stores etc.

UK Status

A scattering of records from across England and Wales, but not frequently recorded. 

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map