Quedius cruentus


Length 9 mm. The wing cases and the tip of the abdomen are orange-brown, everything else being black.

Identification difficulty

Under bark, and in situations associated with rotting wood, or compost.

When to see it

Best from April to September.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales, less well recorded elsewhere in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but sometimes local in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 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