Pycnomerus fuliginosus

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Good quality images are required and specimen should be retained if possible until the record has been accepted.

    Habitat

    It is found under the bark of various broad leaved trees.

    When to see it

    Most often noticed in summer.

    UK Status

    An introduced species from Australia, first found in UK 1964. It is rapidly spreading north.

    VC55 Status

    New to Leicestershire and Rutland when recorded at Dunton Gorse on 8th July 2021.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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