Tachyporus hypnorum

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Description
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
Habitat
In plant litter, moss, under leaf rosettes, or amongst soil crumbs on the soil surface.
When to see it
All year round.
Life History
It is a useful predator of other small invertebrates in the garden or in agriculture, feeding especially on aphids.

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