Amara fusca Dejean, 1828

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Amara > Celia > Amara fusca

Common name: 

Wormwood Moonshiner


Amara fusca


Size: 7.5-8.5mm
Basic colour: Mid to dark brown with a brassy metallic reflection.
Pattern colour: Elytra sometimes reddish.
Pronotoum: Narrower than the elytra, sides evenly rounded just in front of hind angles which are minutely toothed.
Leg colour: Mid to light brown
Confusion species: Amara consularis
, Confusion species: Amara equestris

UK Priority Species data collation Amara fusca


Status: Scarce. Recently only known from Suffolk. Formally known in Glamorgan, Kent and Sussex.
RDB Category: Vulnerable
UKBAP Species: Yes
Habitat: In dry open sandy places such as gravel workings, roadside verges and dunes.
Other notes: Hind margin slightly sinuate, foveae distinct and punctured but without ridge inside the hind angles. Scutellery pore absent, elytral striae narrow and finely punctured, intervals almost flat. Wings present.


Ramsay, A.J. (2011). Amara fusca Dejean (Carabidae) rediscovered in Wales: the first Welsh record for over 150 years. The Coleopterist 20(2): 93.
Telfer, M.G. & Eversham, B.C. (1994). Amara fusca Dejean established in Britain. The Coleopterist 3(2): 35.

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