Amara apricaria


A 6.5 to 9mm long brownish black Amara beetle.

Identification difficulty

Open dryish habitats like gardens, field margins and waste ground.

When to see it

All year round, but most likely to be recorded in summer and autumn.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in much of Britain, although probably less common in the west except on the coast.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 25 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