Podabrus alpinus


    Podabrus alpinus has a distinctive head shape with bulging eyes and a relatively long neck.

    Identification difficulty

    Likes mixed, well wooded areas, and is attracted to Pine.

    When to see it

    Adults are active during June July and August

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain, except in the east and south-west of England.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 20 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