Bembidion tetracolum


Length: 5-6 mm. The head and pronotum are dark metallic green, elytra are dark brown but with lighter patches on the 'shoulders' and more diffusely near the apex. Antennae are dark with 3 pale basal segments. The pronotum is strongly contracted to the sharp hind angles.

Identification difficulty

Found on almost any open, not too dry, soil - especially near water.

UK Status

Widespread and common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 556 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