A small (4 to 5mm), bronze black burrowing ground beetle.
Prefers sandy places often on the coast.
Usually seen between spring and autumn.
It is predatory on rove beetles of the genus Bledius.
Widespread but quite local in Britain.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 4 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015