Ptomaphagus subvillosus


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

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.

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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