Ground Beetles of Ireland

Bembidion varium

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

Bembidion varium (Olivier, 1795)

Description: 4-5mm bronze ground beetle. Found in marshes and along riverbanks, also saltmarshes. Only in the southern half.

World Distribution: A Eurasian Wide-temperate (65) species distributed across most of Europe except the extreme north, into north Africa and Asia Minor, and east across Siberia to Kamchatka.

Irish Status: Mainly coastal in Ireland but confined to southern counties i.e. Dublin to Clare.

Ecology: Recorded mainly from fresh or brackish marshes on or near the coast.