Short-winged Flower Beetle Urticae Brachypterus urticae

Short-winged Flower Beetle
Short-winged Flower Beetle
Short-winged Flower Beetle
There are several species of Short-winged Flower Beetle, all tiny. Two of the most common in the UK look similar and have similar habits: B. urticae, shown, has light legs and lightish antennae; B. glaber, not shown, has dark legs/antennae.
Short-winged Flower Beetles
Short-winged Flower Beetles
Short-winged Flower Beetles
The adult beetles, less than 2mm long, are found on many types of flower including nettle, hogweed and knapweed. The larva of B. urticae need nettles.