Ground Beetles of Ireland

Agonum muelleri

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Agonum muelleri
© Roy Anderson
Agonum muelleri
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Agonum muelleri (Herbst, 1784)

Description: A 7-9.5mm long black beetle, with brassy or purplish elytra and bright green reflecting, metallic foreparts. It occurs on open, moderately dry ground, including arable land. Widely distributed.

World Distribution: A Eurosiberian Wide-temperate species (64), widespread in Europe except the extreme north, east to western Siberia. Introduced in North America.

Irish Status: Widespread and common throughout.

Ecology: Next to Agonum fuliginosum probably the most widespread of the genus. Occurs frequently on agricultural land and a variety of peatlands, as well as in riparian habitats.