Pseudocistela ceramboides


Length 9 to13mm this distinctively shaped beetle has yellow-brown elytra, but is otherwise mainly black.

Identification difficulty

Usually in well wooded areas where adults may be found on blossoms or decaying wood.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History

Larvae develop in decaying wood.

UK Status

This is a southern English species, with an occasional record further north to Nottinghamshire.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Stockerston specimen of 22nd June 2014 is believed to be only the 2nd record for VC55.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map