Saprinus semistriatus


A blackish beetle measuring 3.5 to 5.5 mm.

Identification difficulty

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.

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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