Amara similata


This Amara is 8-9mm with a metallic (brass/copper) sheen. Like A. aenea it has black femora and brown tibiae. It has shallow depressions (foveae) on the pronotum.

Similar Species

Detailed examination with a microscope or good lens is needed to separate this species from other Amara beetles.

Identification difficulty

Found in fields and gardens, often in damper habitats and near water.

When to see it

Most often seen between spring and summer 

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 78 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map