Length around 6mm. Antennal club of 4 segments, elytra with scattered punctures but without punctate striae. Although quite distinctively coloured this species is superficially similar to Triplax aenea, another common beetle of Bracket Fungus.
Can be quite numerous in or on wood-decay fungi, especially Birch Polypore.
All year round.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 38 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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