Platystethus cornutus

Description

Length 2.5 to 4.5 mm. A small black rove beetle with short dark brown elytra.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Various habitats.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 125 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