Amara tibialis (Paykull, 1798)
Another of the very difficult to identify Amara species, although Amara tibialis can be expected if the specimen is less than 6mm in length. They are distinctly small beetles, often showing a metallic colouration, but probably quite common and overlooked. Several of these were found on an open, sandy site at Vexation Lane near Edwinstowe in August 2012, usually under stones or pieces of wood.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Amara tibialis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2022

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