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.
- lacks a scutellary pore
- pale antennal 1-3 segments
- punctures around the pronotal foveae
- a gap along the row of marginal elytral punctures.
Often seen running around on sunny days, also found in moss and leaf litter.
Can be seen in most months of the year but most likely to be found between April and June.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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