Amara ovata


    One of the many similar Amara beetles, this one is around 9mm and is all black, often with a green/brassy reflection. It differs from the similar A. similis by having all black legs. The pronotum is as wide as the elytra and has evenly rounded sides. The foveae (depressions) on the pronotum are shallow and unpunctured.

    Identification difficulty

    This species favours open, dry areas such as fields and gardens

    When to see it

    Most often seen between late spring and summer 

    UK Status

    Very common throughout Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 22 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map