Ground Beetles of Ireland


Agonum viduum

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

Agonum viduum (Panzer, 1796)

Description: 7.5-9.5mm long metallic black ground beetle, living among rich vegetation in lake margins and less acid swamps and marshes. Widespread.
 

World Distribution: A Eurasian temperate species (75) found across Europe to northern Spain and southern Italy, and east to the River Lena in Siberia.
 

Irish Status: Widespread and fairly common on richer lakeshores throughout Ireland.
 

Ecology: Characteristic of muddy or silty lakeshores and riverbanks with rich emergent vegetation.