Amara plebeja


A 6 to 8 mm long, bronze-black or greenish species. It is one of several similar species and detailed examination may be required to be certain of species identification. Where a photograph is surrounded by a red box it means the subject is likely to be this species but has not been definitively identified as such.

Identification difficulty

Often seen running on pathways in sunshine.

When to see it

March to June is the peak period.

UK Status

Common and widespread throughout Britain north to Angus.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 167 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map