Amara convexior (Stephens, 1828)
A common ground beetle (Carabidae), frequenting dry habitats with sparse vegetation. There are several other similarly coloured species, which are a difficult group to identifiy. The ones in the photographs below, were found on Budby Common in March 2009 and at Sherwood Forest CP in April 2010. The Budby record represented a new species for the Sherwood Forest NNR.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Amara convexior
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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