Bembidion quadrimaculatum (Linnaeus, 1761)

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Bembidion > Bembidion > Bembidion quadrimaculatum


Bembidion quadrimaculatum
Bembidion quadrimaculatum
Bembidion quadrimaculatum


Size: 2.8-3.4mm
Basic colour: Brown and black.
Pattern colour: Head and pronotum shining black with a slight metallic reflection. Elytra black to mid brown with four discrete pale spots that do not reach the front margins.
Pronotoum: Shining black and quadrate.
Leg colour: Mid-pale brown.
Confusion species: Bembidion articulatum
, Confusion species: Bembidion quadripustulatum


Status: Widespread in eastern and southern England, local in the rest of England, Wales and southern Scotland.
Habitat: Fields and gardens on open dry soils.
Other notes: Elytra with seven punctured striae in front half, at least the inner four striae extending well into apical half of elytra.


McCormack, S., Fritch, R., Madden, D., Leyvastre, A. & ÓhUallacháin, D. (2009). Bembidion quadrimaculatum (Linnaeus) (Carabidae) new to Ireland. The Coleopterist 18(3): 201.

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