Limoniscus violaceus – the Violet Click Beetle

 

 

The Violet Click Beetle (Limoniscus violaceus) is one of the rarest beetles in the UK and is found at only three sites across the entire country. It is very small, measuring up to about 12mm long and has a violet/blue sheen. It breeds in the hollow trunks of dead trees.

 

We are currently working to develop a monitoring scheme for this very rare insect.