Ptomaphagus subvillosus

    Description

    Length 2.2 to 3.7 mm this is a small dark brown beetle which is very similar to other members of the genus and requires detailed examination to arrive at the species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with carrion.

    When to see it

    All year but especially in Spring.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 37 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map