Paranchus albipes


This is a 6 to 9mm long, dark brown ground beetle with conspicuous pale yellow legs and antennae. The first three antennal segments are all non-pubescent.

Identification difficulty

Under stones and among litter or on mud at the side of lakes, streams and rivers.

When to see it

May to the end of September.

UK Status

Widespread and quite common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 492 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map