Platyderus depressus

    Description

    Length 5.5 to 8 mm. A narrow and elongate ground beetle, it is dorsally flat and varies in colour from a very dark red/brown to light red brown.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Mainly from coastal regions and other dry or sandy areas.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Occurs throughout England south of a line between the Wash and the Severn estuary, previously infrequent and local but probably becoming more common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 15 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