Streptanus sordidus


Length 4.5 to 6 mm. A genus of three rather variable species, with short wings and a broad outline, difficult to separate. S. sordidus normally has lateral dark lines on the front part of the vertex, curved near the front margin, but no central transverse streak. 

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Photos showing key identifying features required. 


Damp grassy places. 

When to see it


UK Status

It seems to be widespread in Britain, but identification is difficult.

VC55 Status

Not commonly recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. 

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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