Agonum chalconotum Ménétriés, 1832

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Agonum > Agonum > Agonum chalconotum


Size: 7.5-8.3mm
Basic colour: Green and coppery to almost black.
Pattern colour: Uniform.
Pronotoum: Narrower and flatter than elytra.
Leg colour: Dark brown
Confusion species: Agonum muelleri

The history of this beetle in Britain is an intriguing one and neatly summarised on Mark Telfer's website where it has been assigned the status of missing Carabid:


Status: Found only in Scotland on river Clyde below Glasgow but not since 1914.
RDB Category: Critically endangered
Habitat: Riperian.
Other notes: Elytral microsculpture almost regularly isodiametric.

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