Harpalus tardus


    Length 8 to 11 mm and uniformly black.

    Identification difficulty

    A ground beetle found on dry, sandy or gravelly ground.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer.

    Life History

    Mainly feeds on vegetative matter.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but often coastal.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 5 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map