Dasytes plumbeus - Dasytes plumbeus
A thin grey-black rather hairy beetle about 3.5 to 4.5 mm long. The yellowish tibiae and narrow pronotum help to distinguish it from other species in the genus.
The adults are often found visiting flowers.
Late spring and summer. Peaking June-July.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 29 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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