Triplax aenea

    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map