Tasgius ater

    Description

    One of the larger black rove beetles. Detailed examination is needed for a safe id.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various habitats including gardens and post-industrial ground.

    When to see it

    May to November.

    UK Status

    Widespread and possibly increasing in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 23 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map