Ground Beetles of Ireland


Stenolophus mixtus

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Stenolophus mixtus
© Roy Anderson
Stenolophus mixtus
© Roy Anderson
Stenolophus mixtus
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)
 

Stenolophus mixtus (Herbst., 1784)

Description: A 5-5.5mm long blackish brown ground beetle with paler markings, living at the margins of ponds, rivers, fens and turloughs, sometimes among dense vegetation. Very local.
 

World Distribution: A Eurosiberian Wide-temperate species (64) found across Europe, except the extreme north, to Asia Minor, Iran and western Siberia.
 

Irish Status: Scattered and very local. Not in northern counties.
 

Ecology: Recorded from silty, well-vegetated lakeshores, usually on limestone e.g. lakes in the Burren, Clare.