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.
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.
All year round.
Appears to be rather local. Recorded from a variety of habitats across southern and eastern England.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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