Rugilus orbiculatus


Length about 5 mm. This is a dark brown rove beetle with yellow/orange legs.

Identification difficulty

Found in dung heaps, grass cuttings, flood refuse etc.

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Although widespread in Britain this species seems to be most frequently recorded in central and eastern England.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 64 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