Scaphisoma agaricinum


A small (2 mm) blackish-green beetle which is rather tear drop shaped.

Identification difficulty

Found in rotting timber and bracket fungi.

When to see it

All year round, especially August and September.

UK Status

Widespread in southern Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 12 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