Philonthus varians


    Length about 6 mm. The brownish elytra often show some degree of red marking or spots.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with decaying matter and dung.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 122 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