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 for a safe id.

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    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. There were approximately 61 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map