Length 4 to 5 mm. Peritrechus species have only one or two small spines on the front femora. As in Scolopostethus, a pale spot is present at the sides of the pronotum, although this is not always obvious. In P. lundii, the wing membrane has a characteristic white spot at the tip and the sides of the pronotum are distinctly keeled. The basal half of the 2nd antennal segment is pale and the front femur bears a single spine.
Often associated with crop fields but also found on grasslands, heaths and dunes, probably feeding on a range of host plants.
Adult: all year round.
Overwinters as an adult, becoming active in April-June when mating takes place.
A widespread but local species across the UK, although absent from upland areas and commoner in the south.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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