Pterostichus strenuus


    Length 5 to 7 mm. All black body but with red-brown legs. It has a sinuate pronotum with sharp hind angles.

    Identification difficulty

    Common in almost every habitat, usually living amongst plant litter but also under stones. Common in gardens and on arable land.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 440 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