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