Ground Beetles of Ireland

Notiophilus germinyi

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Notiophilus germinyi
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Notiophilus germinyi
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Notiophilus germinyi Fauvel, 1863

Description: Small (4.5-5.5mm) bronze ground beetle of open ground, usually on peatlands at moderate to high altitude. Probably widespread in Ireland, but most current records are for the north.

World Distribution: A European Boreo-temperate species (53) found across Europe north of the Pyrenees, east to the Caucasus.

Irish Status: Widespread but local across Ireland.

Ecology: Mainly in drier habitats. Recorded from dwarf shrub heaths and rough grassland up to the summits of mountains, often with N. aquaticus. Also reported from sandy coastal habitats.