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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)
Amara communis (Panzer, 1797)
Description: A common 6-8mm brassy Amara occurring in moss and litter very widely, also in upland peat. Phytophagous.
Irish Status: Widespread and fairly common in northern counties but status elsewhere difficult to gauge at present.
Ecology: Eurytopic and recorded from agricultural land, lightly wooded areas and occasionally on drier Calluna heaths in the hills.