Ground Beetles of Ireland


Agonum fuliginosum

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Agonum fuliginosum
© Roy Anderson
Agonum fuliginosum
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)
 

Agonum fuliginosum (Panzer, 1809)

Description: A 5-8mm long nondescript brownish black beetle. Predatory. Very common in wetlands and upland peat.
 

World Distribution: A Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate species (54) found across Europe south to central France and east into western Siberia.
 

Irish Status: Widespread and abundant in all kinds of wet habitats.
 

Ecology: Strongly hygrophilous but eurytopic, and found in a great variety of wetlands from riverbank carr, lakeshores and fens to upland blanket peat.