Anchomenus dorsalis

Description

Length of 8-9mm. One of the most colourful species of this genus. The elytra vary from orange to greeny-black with large chestnut red or orange patches at the shoulders, whilst the thorax is a brassy green, and the legs are yellow.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Various including open grassland, woodland, under stones etc.

Life History

A quick, long-legged predator that is equipped with powerful jaws

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 107 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Carabidae
Records on NatureSpot:
23
First record:
30/09/1987 (Derek Lott)
Last record:
13/03/2022 (Gray, Stephen)

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