Agonum emarginatum


Length 7 to 9 mm. There are 15 British species of Agonum, mainly associated with damp habitats and all with rounded pronotum hind angles. Agonum emarginatum is shining black, with just its tibiae and tarsi sometimes dark brown. The pronotum is very rounded at the base.

Identification difficulty

It is found in damp habitats, usually in marshes or near freshwater.

When to see it

Mainly spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread and abundant in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 65 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map