Ground Beetles of Ireland

Notiophilus substriatus

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

Notiophilus substriatus Waterhouse, 1833

Description: Small (4.5-5.5mm) bronze ground beetle with faint greenish reflection. In Ireland restricted more or less to the eastern half and to coastal or other well-drained situations.

World Distribution: A European Southern-temperate species (83) found from Spain and Italy northwards to Holland, western Germany and the British Isles.

Irish Status: Widespread but confined to well-drained lowland sites and rarer than the other species. Possibly more in eastern coastal localities than elsewhere.

Ecology: Recorded mainly from well-drained agricultural soils, a habitat also occupied by N. biguttatus but undoubtedly very much scarcer than that species.