Rhagonycha testacea


Length around 4-6 mm. Has a light golden elytra and a well-defined darker mark on the yellow-orange pronotum. The legs are entirely yellow.

Identification difficulty

Preferring damper locations including wet woodland and marsh areas, but also found in gardens.

When to see it

Peak from May to July

UK Status

Common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 23 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