Saprinus semistriatus

    Description

    A blackish beetle measuring 3.5 to 5.5 mm.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually found on carcasses of animals or birds, occasionally on dung.

    When to see it

    Peak time is May to August.

    UK Status

    Widespread but occasional in Britain – possibly under recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 4 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015 recorded between the 1800s and1992.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map