Denticulate Leatherbug - Coriomeris denticulatus

    Description

    Length 7 to 9 mm. A reddish-brown squashbug which is distinctly bristly, particularly on the pronotum, legs and antennae. The lateral margins of the pronotum are covered in white spines, each ending in a dark tip.

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    Habitat

    Associated with dry, open habitats on chalky or sandy soils and feeds on Black Medick and other clovers. 

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Mainly distributed in southern Britain as far north as Yorkshire.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map