Ground Beetles of Ireland


Paradromius linearis

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Paradromius linearis
© Roy Anderson
Paradromius linearis
© Roy Anderson
Paradromius linearis
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)
 

Paradromius linearis (Olivier, 1795)

Description: A 4.5-6mm long reddish-brown ground beetle. Found mainly in sedge or reed litter in riverine marshes and grasslands. Locally common. Climbs vegetation.
 

World Distribution: A European Southern-temperate species (83) distributed from southern Fennoscandia to Iberia and north Africa and east to Asia Minor and the Caucasus.
 

Irish Status: Widespread in suitable localities but rare in the west.
 

Ecology: Recorded from similar sorts of places to Demetrias i.e. grass tussocks on sand-dunes, in riverine marshes and along lakeshores, and mostly on better-drained mineral soils.