A long, dark, slim bodied rove beetle. The head and thorax are quite elongated.
The species Xantholinus longiventris and Xantholinus linearis can only be separated by microscopic examination.
Various habitats but favours damper areas.
All year but peaking in spring and summer.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 248 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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