Glischrochilus hortensis: It is one of the three* species of Glischrochilus found in the United Kingdom. Its habitat is recorded as woodland, where feeds on sap exuding from various trees, not the case with the 2 specimens I recorded. Along with mites, Collembola, aphids, Heteroptera, Diptera, spiders, worms, and Coleoptera. Of the latter, 2 species of normal type beetles, and three or more rove beetles. All will, in time find there way into my blog. Getting carried away again; the latter point I was attempting to make is my specimens haven’t read the book, for they were found in a decomposing, germinating mixture of birds around the base of my bird table. It could be that they are attracted to the decomposing fruit, after all that is what seeds are.
* Belonging to the Family: Nitidulidae. Subgenus: Librodor of which there are around 18 species. A link showing the other 2 British species, namely G. quadripunctatus, and G. quadriguttatus, and G. quadrisignatus for comparison