Amara plebeja

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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

    UK Map