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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map