Salpingus ruficollis


A small beetle (3.75 mm). It’s small size and secretive habits of living under bark or in dead wood make it difficult find.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Good quality photograph required.


Usually found under bark or in dead and decaying wood, especially where fungi are present. It is mainly recorded in woodland and other well wooded places. 

When to see it

Can be encountered in most months of the year.

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half of Britain, becoming more sporadic and local in the far north.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland, but may be under recorded in our area.

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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