Philonthus debilis


A small (about 5 mm) dark rove beetle with short dark brown wing cases.

Identification difficulty

Under logs and stones and in leaf litter and debris.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread but infrequent in England and Wales, little recorded in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 6 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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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