Philonthus sanguinolentus


    A fairly large, dark rove beetle which has a series of five punctures on the pronotum.

    Identification difficulty

    A patch habitat species frequently found in dung, but also in more extensive habitats on damp but well drained soils.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 26 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)

    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015


    UK Map