Ground Beetles of Ireland

Amara tibialis

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Amara tibialis
© Roy Anderson
Amara tibialis
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(Maps updated 30th November 2009)

Amara tibialis (Paykull, 1798)

Description: A smallish (4.5-5.5mm) black Amara of dry sandy places with low vegetation such as sand dunes and heath. Phytophagous. Local, southern.

World Distribution: A Eurasian Boreo-temperate species (55) recorded from most of Europe east to the Amur in Siberia and into Mongolia.

Irish Status: Scattered throughout Ireland especially on coastal sandy sites.

Ecology: Confined to well-drained and sunny, sandy or gravelly soils.