Silpha laevigata

Description

Distinguished from other Silpha species by the absence of raised longitudinal lines on the elytra.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Various habitats – wherever food sources occur.

When to see it

Most often encountered in the warmer months of the year.

Life History

As well as taking carrion it is a predator of snails.

UK Status

Often coastal but found locally inland though usually in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 2 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Silphidae
Records on NatureSpot:
4
First record:
07/05/2018 (Skevington, Mark)
Last record:
28/04/2022 (Bromley, Caroline)

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