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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map