Quedius curtipennis

    Description

    With a length of 10 to 15 mm this is one of the larger rove beetles. It is a dark species with a mainly black appearance and is similar to several other species, especially the less common Quedius fuliginosus. Detailed examination is necessary for identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    A species of extensive habitats on damp soils. It is often found in rotting logs, rotting vegetation etc.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and frequent in most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 155 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map