Nalassus laevioctostriatus (Wyre forest)

A very common beetle . It spends the day under bark, but hundreds can be found climbing the trunks of trees at night to feed on algae. During the Winter, dead adults can be found under bark and at the base of trees, attacked by white fungus. N. laeviotostriatus belongs to the Tenebrionidae family of beetles and females can reach a length of 12mm