Length 4 mm. A generally orangey brown rove beetle with an orangey brown pronotum, dark elytra and dark bristly tail.
Most habitats including woods and gardens - on plants, moss and in leaf litter.
Most likely to be seen in summer and autumn
Feeds on aphids and other tiny insects
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 302 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015