Ground Beetles of Ireland

Amara plebeja

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Amara plebeja
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Amara plebeja
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Amara plebeja (Gyllenhal, 1810)

Description: A common 6-8mm long bronze-black Amara. Phytophagous. In most habitats, including gardens, arable land etc.

World Distribution: A Eurasian Boreo-temperate species (55) distributed across Europe and into western Siberia.

Irish Status: One of the commoner species and widespread.

Ecology: Eurytopic and recorded from wetter habitats than other Amara species, including tall vegetation near water, and light woodland.