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.
Often found at sap runs on trees.
Peak time is May to July.
The larvae develop in sap runs on trees.
Fairly widespread in the southern half of Britain, but often rather local.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 18 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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