Calathus fuscipes


    Length 10 to 14 mm. This is a long, non metallic, black ground beetle. Tarsi and antennae are red.

    Identification difficulty

    Dry open ground, including gardens and arable land.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 121 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map