Ground Beetles of Ireland

Leistus fulvibarbis

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Leistus fulvibarbis
© Roy Anderson
Leistus fulvibarbis
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Leistus fulvibarbis Dejean, 1826

Description: Small (6.5-8mm) dark ground beetle with blue metallic elytral reflections and reddish-yellow appendages which inhabits woods and scrub. Often common in spring.

World Distribution: A Mediterranean-Atlantic species (91) reported from Holland and the British Isles south and west to Iberia and into the Mediterranean as far as Greece.

Irish Status: Widespread and common throughout.

Ecology: A forest species usually recorded from hedgerow banks or woodland in spring (April-June).