Dolerus aeneus


Length 6 to 10 mm. This species is very similar to many others in the genus Dolerus. It is mainly black, with a long pronounced dark 'stigma' on the outer edge of each wing.

Where the image has not received expert verification, which is necessary to be certain of accuracy in this species, it is highlighted with a red box. For that reason it is only claimed as likely to be this species.


Meadows and damp grassland.

When to see it

April to July

UK Status

Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map