Triplax aenea


A small (about 6 mm) and colourful beetle with greenish elytra studded in rows, and with orange head, pronotum and legs.

Identification difficulty

Associated with fungi and can be found in numbers on large bracket fungi soon after they open.

When to see it

May to October.

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 25 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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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