Ground Beetles of Ireland

Asaphidion pallipes

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Asaphidion pallipes
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Asaphidion pallipes
W. W. Fowler
Asaphidion pallipes
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Asaphidion pallipes (Duftschmid, 1812)

Description: A small (5-6mm) bronze ground beetle, very local on sandy soil by streams or rivers on or near the coast. North-west coasts only.

World Distribution: A Eurosiberian Wide-temperate species (64) distributed across northern and eastern Europe to the Caucasus and central Siberia.

Irish Status: Recorded only from the coasts of Sligo and Donegal Bays in north-west Ireland (Langham, 1897b; Johnson, 1905 & 1906). Not refound at these sites in recent years.

Ecology: Recorded from damp, fine sand on the banks of streams in coastal localities.