Bembidion lampros


A small (3-4mm) beetle. It is very shiny, normally brassy, with reddish brown legs. Elytra with less than 7 strya. 

Identification difficulty

It frequents most dry habitats, including gardens and agricultural land.

When to see it

Peaking in May

UK Status

Very common throughout Britain

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 213 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map