Sphaeridium scarabaeoides


    Length 5 to 7 mm. Quite a distinctively marked beetle: the blackish coloured elytra have a dark red blotch and fade to a pale yellow-brown in the rear third.

    Photo ID?

    Around cattle dung.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    Life History

    Associated with cow dung.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 34 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map