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.
Often seen running on pathways in sunshine.
March to June is the peak period.
Common and widespread throughout Britain north to Angus.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 167 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