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.

    be our species champion

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map