|Click on the image to enlarge it in a new window|
© Roy Anderson
Click on map to enlarge it in a new window
(Maps updated 30th November 2009)
Ophonus rufibarbis (Fabricius, 1792)
Description: A pubescent, 6.2-9.5mm long, black ground beetle. Found in variety of habitats including gardens and arable land, but usually warm places. Phytophagous. Locally common.
World Distribution: A European Wide-temperate species (63) found across Europe, except the extreme north, south to southern France and east to western Turkestan. Introduced to N. America.
Irish Status: Very local but common where found. Apparently not in western counties.