Ground Beetles of Ireland

Syntomus truncatellus

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Syntomus truncatellus
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Syntomus truncatellus
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Syntomus truncatellus (Linnaeus, 1761)

Description: A small (2.6-3.2mm) black ground beetle of bare firm sand or short turf in sandy places. Only on the coast near Dublin.

World Distribution: A Eurasian Wide-temperate species (65) found across Europe except the extreme north, east to the Caucasus and eastern Siberia.

Irish Status: Much rarer than S. foveatus and recorded with certainty only from sites in north Dublin.

Ecology: A stenotopic sand-dune species found in similar habitats and niches as the previous species.