False Flower Beetle

Anaspis maculata


Over all length 3mm. A small brown beetle with three or four darker spots on its elytra.


Often found in good numbers on the flowers of umbellifers and elder. The larvae are thought to feed in dead wood or inside plant stems.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in southern Britain, less common further north and in Scotland. Common and Widespread in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to August.