A small (about 4 mm) dark grey or blackish, distinctively shaped bark beetle. Antennae with a weak 2 segmented club and all other segments transverse.
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It is found under the bark of various broad leaved trees.
Most often noticed in summer.
An introduced species from Australia, first found in UK 1964. It is rapidly spreading north.
New to Leicestershire and Rutland when recorded at Dunton Gorse on 8th July 2021.
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