Bracteon litorale (Olivier, 1790)

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Bracteon > Bracteon litorale

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Bracteon litorale
Bracteon litorale

Description

Size: 5.6-6.2mm
Basic colour: Shining bronze.
Pattern colour: Coppery, reddish or purplish-metallic microsculpture evident.
Pronotoum: Slightly transverse.
Leg colour: Dark metallic

Biology

Status: Sometime abdundant. Very local in northern and western Britain.
Habitat: Bare sand and fine shingle near rivers or standing water.
Other notes: Third and fourth elytral striae stongly bent outwards in front of the anterior silver spot.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)