Ground Beetles of Ireland

Agonum piceum

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Agonum piceum
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Agonum piceum
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Agonum piceum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Description: A 5-7mm long ground beetle with yellowish-bronze reflecting elytra. Lives in scraw, fen and poor fen habitats. Widespread but local.

World Distribution: A Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate species (54) found across Europe except the south, and eastwards into west Siberia.

Irish Status: Widespread and locally common, mainly in fen sites.

Ecology: A typical fen species but recorded also from densely vegetated lakeshores and riverbanks.