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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)
Amara montivaga Sturm, 1825
Description: 8-9mm long greenish or bluish black Amara. Phytophagous, living on dry ground, usually on sand or chalk close to human habitation. A recent coloniser and so far known only in the south-west.
World Distribution: A Eurosiberian temperate species (74) and distributed over most of Europe except the north into west-central Siberia.
Irish Status: The only Irish site to date is Killarney where Bullock first took it in 1938 (Speight 1976c).