Distinguished from other Silpha species by the absence of raised longitudinal lines on the elytra.
Various habitats – wherever food sources occur.
Most often encountered in the warmer months of the year.
As well as taking carrion it is a predator of snails.
Often coastal but found locally inland though usually in the southern half of Britain.
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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015