Tetratoma desmarestii


3.5 to 4.2 mm. 

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

This is a rare species in our area and it may be necessary to retain the specimen until confirmed by our County Recorder.


Sometimes found on old Oaks and associated fungi.

When to see it

A nocturnal fungus beetle which may be found throughout the year – this is a winter active species.

Life History

A saproxylic species.

UK Status

Infrequent and very local in England and Wales classed as Notable B

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map