Carabus granulatus


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

Identification difficulty

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.

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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