Amara similata

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map