Amara equestris (Duftschmid, 1812)
This is a common ground beetle, although quite small at around 7-8mm in length. It initially appears black, but when photographed, is shown to be a very dark brown beetle, with distinct orange legs and antennae.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Amara equestris
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 2016

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