Tachyporus chrysomelinus agg.

    Description

    This small orange and black rove beetle is shaped rather like a teardrop, travelling blunt end first! It is very similar to T. dispar and can only be separated by detailed examination.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In plant litter, moss, leaves etc, and on the soil surface.

    Life History

    Predatory on small insects on the soil or on plants, especially aphids

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)

    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

     

    UK Map