This small (3 or 4 mm long) rove beetle, black with dark red wing cases and a yellow margin to its thorax is another species which is shaped like a teardrop travelling blunt end first.
Photo ID? Identifiable from a photo with care
In plant litter, moss, under leaf rosettes, or amongst soil crumbs on the soil surface.
When to see it
All year round.
It is a useful predator of other small invertebrates in the garden or in agriculture, feeding especially on aphids.