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.
Found on almost any open, not too dry, soil - especially near water.
Widespread and common throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 556 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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