Philonthus laminatus


This rove beetle has a very shiny, metallic greeny bronze appearance.

Identification difficulty


When to see it

It can be found in all months of the year but most commonly between May and September.

Life History

It is an active predator of small insects.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread across England and Wales, scarcer further north.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 110 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