Soronia grisea


A small (3.5 to 5.5 mm) beetle, related to the common pollen beetle. It has a distinctive mottled patterning of brown and paler straw colour.

Identification difficulty

Often found at sap runs on trees.

When to see it

Peak time is May to July.

Life History

The larvae develop in sap runs on trees.

UK Status

Fairly widespread in the southern half of Britain, but often rather local.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 18 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