Strawberry Seed Beetle - Harpalus rufipes
11-16mm. Dark brown or black and dull but with the elytra covered with short yellowish hairs. Legs and antennae are reddish-brown. Only the first and second antennal segments are bare. The pronotum sides are rounded and sinuate just in front of the sharp hind angles.
Very often found under stones and logs in open, dry situations, especially arable fields.
All year round.
Several may be found together.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 118 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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