Philonthus carbonarius


    An almost black looking rove beetle of 9 to 10 mm.

    This is a large genus and many species are difficult to identify without detailed examination. A red box around the image indicates that we think it is likely to be this species but can't be 100% certain

    Identification difficulty

    Grazed pasture.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    Life History

    Associated with cattle dung.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent over much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 212 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map