Amara similata (Gyllenhal, 1810)
A common ground beetle (Carabidae), frequenting most habitats which includes gardens. There are several other similarly coloured species, which are a difficult group to identifiy. The one in the photographs below, was found at Warsop Main Pit Top in April 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Amara similata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Charlie Barnes. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Phil Lee.

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 November 2017

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