Pterostichus melanarius - Pterostichus melanarius
13-17 mm with body, legs and antennae all black. The pronotum is fairly short and wide when compared to Pterostichus niger and is evenly rounded with a small tooth at the sharp rear angles. Deep elytral striae with convex intervals; Claw-bearing tarsal segment has 2-4 pairs of bristles on the underside.
Gardens, grassland and agricultural fields.
Common and widespread.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 170 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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