Tetratoma fungorum


    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.

    Identification difficulty

    Can be quite numerous in or on wood-decay fungi, especially Birch Polypore.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 38 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: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map