Paranchus albipes

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map