Cylindera germanica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Cylindera > Cylindera germanica

Common name: 

Cliff Tiger Beetle

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Cylindera germanica
Cylindera germanica
Cylindera germanica
Cylindera germanica
Cylindera germanica

Description

Size: 9-12mm
Basic colour: Dark green.
Pattern colour: Three pale yellow spots on each elytron. Labrum and base of mandibles pale yellow.
Leg colour: Black with metallic reflections; tibia brown.

UK Priority Species data collation for Cylindera germanica.

Biology

Status: Local but ocasionally abundant. Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight.
UKBAP Species: Yes
Habitat: Coastal and grassy slopes and sand or silt near fresh water flushes.
Other notes: Underside glabrous except mesosterna and metosterna.

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