It is small, around 5-7 mm with a dark metallic lustre and red/brown legs. The front corners of the pronotum are sharp which helps to distinguish this from other similar Amara species.
It favours dry habitats
Most often seen between spring and summer
It hunts during the day in warm weather
Very common throughout much of Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 173 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015