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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.