Common Sun Beetle
(De Geer, 1774)
Cambridge, Trumpington Meadows (TL438548); 24 May 2016
Feeds on grass seeds.
Common and widespread.
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
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