Ground Beetles of Ireland

Amara ovata

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

Amara ovata (Fabricius, 1792)

Description: 8-9.5mm long green-black Amara of open ground with sparse vegetation, such as roadsides, gardens, quarries, railway embankments etc. Widespread and common.

World Distribution: A Eurasian Wide-temperate species (65) occurring across Europe, south to Iran, and Siberia to Japan.

Irish Status: Widespread and locally common.

Ecology: Mainly recorded from dryish places in arable fields, gardens and quarries.