Length 5.5 to 8 mm. A narrow and elongate ground beetle, it is dorsally flat and varies in colour from a very dark red/brown to light red brown.
Mainly from coastal regions and other dry or sandy areas.
All year round
Occurs throughout England south of a line between the Wash and the Severn estuary, previously infrequent and local but probably becoming more common.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 15 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