Carabus granulatus

    Description

    A large (16-23mm) granulate bronze, green or black predatory beetle.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wet fields, river margins, lakeshores and light woodland.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in much of Britain but never really common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 53 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map