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.
Under stones and among litter or on mud at the side of lakes, streams and rivers.
May to the end of September.
Widespread and quite common in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 492 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