Ground Beetles of Ireland


Amara lunicollis

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Amara lunicollis
© Roy Anderson
Amara lunicollis
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)
 

Amara lunicollis Schioedte, 1837

Description: A 7.5-9mm long Amara of wet meadows, marshes and peatlands. Widely distributed.
 

World Distribution: Circumpolar Boreo-temperate (56), found across Europe south to Iran and east across Siberia to northern N. America.
 

Irish Status: Very widespread but not very common. Also in peaty uplands in the north.
 

Ecology: Eurytopic and found on a variety of soil types. Recorded from gardens, pasture and Calluna heath up to moderate altitudes.