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Common Sun Beetle Amara aenea (De Geer, 1774)

Amara aenea
  • Cambridge, Trumpington Meadows (TL438548); 24 May 2016
  • Feeds on grass seeds.
  • Common and widespread. NBN Atlas


Badister bullatus (Schrank, 1798)

Badister bullatus
  • Cambridge, garden; 22 May 2015
  • Common and widespread in Britain
  • Found in moss or litter in a variety of habitats including ditch banks, woodland and gardens
  • NBN Atlas


Pterostichus madidus (Fabricius, 1775)

Pterostichus madidus
  • Cambridge, Science Park (TL462617), 23 Aug 2002
  • Possibly the commonest Ground Beetle in southern England
  • A beneficial predator on Vine Weevils, possibly also on slugs.
  • This variety with reddish legs is referred to as form concinnus Sturm
  • NBN Atlas


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