Bembidion articulatum

    Description

    2.9 to 3.9 mm. Antennae with at least 3 pale basal segments, most of the fourth also usually pale. Pronotum with longitudinal central furrow, strongly constricted to base.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually found at the exposed edges of still water, but also in flood refuse and muddy areas.

    When to see it

    Mainly from March to August, but has been recorded in most months of the year.

    Life History

    Breeds in spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread in the southern half of Britain, but seems to be much less frequent further north.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 99 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map