Dyschirius obscurus (Gyllenhal, 1827)

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Dyschirius > Dyschirius > Dyschirius obscurus


Dyschirius obscurus
Dyschirius obscurus


Size: 3.5-4.5mm
Basic colour: Uniformaly brassy black, surfaced dulled by fine microsculpture.
Leg colour: Dark brown or black.
Confusion species: Dyschirius thoracicus

Extremly local -  Sussex, Kent and Norfolk in England. Lough Neagh in Ireland. Sometimes abundant.


Status: Possibly a recent introduction or reintroduction from Europe into south-east England.
RDB Category: Endangered
Habitat: On damp bare sand near standing water in gravel pits and lakes.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)