Anchomenus dorsalis

    Description

    Length of 8-9mm. One of the most colourful species of this genus. The elytra vary from orange to greeny-black with large chestnut red or orange patches at the shoulders, whilst the thorax is a brassy green, and the legs are yellow.

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    Habitat

    Various including open grassland, woodland, under stones etc.

    Life History

    A quick, long-legged predator that is equipped with powerful jaws

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 107 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map