Peritrechus nubilus


Length 5 to 6 mm. The groundbug Peritrechus nubilus has the 3rd antennal segment thinner than the 1st and the pronotum is square-sided. The markings on the upper surface are quite bright and there is usually a prominent pale spot at the base of the membrane. Hind tibiae are dark.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. A photograph alone is not normally sufficient because key features are not obvious and there are one or more similar species.


Leaf litter. 

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Appears to be rather local. Recorded from a variety of habitats across southern and eastern England.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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