A small (3 to 3.5mm) green-black or brown-black ground beetle. Raised keel on shoulder of elytra is characteristic.
Open soils in gardens and arable land.
All year round.
This species seems to have a pronounced south-easterly distribution in Britain with only a handful of Scottish and Welsh records.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 151 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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