Anisodactylus nemorivagus (Duftschmid, 1812)

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Anisodactylus > Anisodactylus nemorivagus

Common name: 

Heath Short-spur


Anisodactylus nemorivagus
Anisodactylus nemorivagus


Size: 8-10mm
Basic colour: Black
Pattern colour: Faint pale mark on head.
Pronotoum: Sides strongly contracted to the obtuse but sharp hind angles which are hardly toothed.
Leg colour: Reddish-brown or sometimes black.
Confusion species: Anisodactylus binotatus

UK Priority Species data collation Anisodactylus nemorivagus


Status: Scarce. Local in southern England and south Wales, with a single Irish record from Cork.
UKBAP Species: Yes
Habitat: Dry sandy heaths.
Other notes: Elytral shoulders angled between basal rim and elytral margin; interval without punctures at their base; outer two elytral intervals finely pubescent, especially towards the rear, apices not or little divergent, sub-apical sinuation strong. Wings present.


Mendel, H. (1993). Anisodactylus nemorivagus (Duftschmid) (Carabidae), new to Ireland. The Coleopterist 2(2): 44.

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