Anisodactylus binotatus (Fabricius, 1787)

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Anisodactylus > Anisodactylus binotatus

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Anisodactylus binotatus
Anisodactylus binotatus

Description

Size: 10-13mm
Basic colour: Black
Pattern colour: Pale spot on head, head and pronotum shining, elytra duller.
Pronotoum: Transverse, sides with a single long lateral seta, hind angles with a small tooth. Entire base densely and roughly punctured; anterior third also often with fine punctures.
Leg colour: Black, rarely brown.
Confusion species: Anisodactylus binotatus
, Confusion species: Anisodactylus nemorivagus

Biology

Status: Widespread in England and Wales and the west of Ireland, very local in lowland Scotland and the east of Ireland.
Habitat: Damp meadows and marshy habitat; arable land on poorly draining soils.
Other notes: Elytral shoulders rounded; striae unpunctured, intervals convex, with scattered punctures at the base of each interval; outer two intervals and apical region of elytra with fine golden pubescence. Apices diverging with oblique sub-apical sinuation. Wings present.

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