I'm in Scotland, but it is very warm in our neck of the woods at the moment. Found two of these a few days ago. I confess this beetles identification has eluded me so far.
The insect is dark brown, with mid-section of a slightly lighter brown. Hairy on the abdomen, there are a few hairs at the scutellum it reminds me of a dermestes, but the antenna is all wrong (in my humble opinion) it is about 1-1.5/2mm.
Anyone got any ideas?! Greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance
Thanks for getting back to me about this, I've just remeasured them, one is larger than the other, the smaller of the two would be in line with the usual measurements if it wasn't on the insect trap maybe.
Rather unknown up here, but luckily not a type I need to worry about!
It is certainly a Tachyporus; from the dark shadow on the pronotum I would say T. hypnorum. If you look this up be careful as size can be misleading in tachyporine staphs, the abdomen can 'telescope' and so give a false impression.