Agonum thoreyi


6 to 8 mm long. A. thoreyi occurs in two colour forms; puellum has the upper surface almost entirely black or dark brown or sometimes with the elytra a little lighter, thoreyi s.str. has a pale yellow to brown elytra which is generally darker along the suture. Puellum is more frequent in the north.

Identification difficulty

A wetland species often found around water margins often amongst leaf litter or vegetation.

When to see it

All year round, especially in spring and summer.

UK Status

Fairly frequent in England and Wales but more local in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 146 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map