Stenus tarsalis

    Description

    Length 3.5 to 4.5 mm rove beetle. It is dark grey with some yellow on the antennae. Stenus oscillator is almost identical, but very unlikely to occur in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found in wetlands, in richly vegetated areas besides lakes and rivers and in floodplain fens.

    When to see it

    All year round, especially in summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were 96 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map