This is a relatively common dark coloured rove beetle and it has the typical short wing cases.
Prefers damp (but not wet) habitats, damp logs, matted vegetation, compost and even dung.
Peaking March/April and again in July.
It is a predator of aphids and other small creatures.
Common and widespread throughout Britain
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 345 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015