Amara communis

Description

Length 6 to 8mm with a dark brassy appearance. It is one of many similar Amara beetles and detailed examination is needed. Amara communis lacks a scutellary pore, has pale antennal 1-3 segments, punctures around the pronotal foveae and gap along the row of marginal elytral punctures.

Identification difficulty
ID guidance
  • 6-8mm
  • lacks a scutellary pore
  • pale antennal 1-3 segments
  • punctures around the pronotal foveae
  • a gap along the row of marginal elytral punctures.
Habitat

Often seen running around on sunny days, also found in moss and leaf litter.

When to see it

Can be seen in most months of the year but most likely to be found between April and June.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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