Ground Beetles of Ireland

Bembidion dentellum

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Bembidion dentellum
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Bembidion dentellum
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Bembidion dentellum (Thunberg, 1787)

Description: 5-6mm long bronze and yellow-patterned ground beetle of sandy fens and riverbanks. Widespread but local.

World Distribution: A Eurasian Boreo-temperate species (55) distributed across Europe to eastern Siberia.

Irish Status: Very scattered. Mostly in the east and south.

Ecology: Thermophilic on sparsely-vegetated, silty/sandy riverbanks and lakeshores, usually with species of Subgenus Philochthus or Subgenus Peryphus. Largely south-eastern in Britain (Luff, 1998).