Soronia grisea

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map