Tasgius ater


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

    Identification difficulty

    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

    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