Anthracus consputus

Alternative names
Acupalpus consputus

A 3.8 to 5 mm long, brown ground beetle.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Good photograph required, please also state size.


Found amongst grass and leaves in shady or damp places and at the margins of still water.

When to see it

Most records seem to be in spring and early summer.

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half on Britain, but may be local in distribution.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map