Agonum marginatum


8.8 to 10.4mm.  The overall colour of this medium-sized ground beetle is a coppery-green but the elytra have cream coloured margins. The antennae are dark apart from a paler brown first segment. The hind angles of the pronotum are strongly rounded.

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Associated with damp lowland habitats, often close to water.

When to see it

Peak time is from May to August.

UK Status

Widespread and abundant in the southern and central England and Wales. Local in northern England and Scotland.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

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Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
10/10/2019 (Gould, David)
Last record:
13/09/2022 (Nicholls, David)

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