3.5 to 4.5 mm. The elytra of this small ground beetle are pale orange marked with large darker areas.
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This species of ground beetle uses a variety of habitats and will tolerate both dry and damp conditions. It has been recorded from sites as diverse as woodland and post-industrial areas.
Peak time is from April to early June.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland
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