Harpalus rubripes (Duftschmid, 1812)
Another black ground beetle (Carabidae) of which the males are shiny and the females dull. Males usually have some degree of blue or green colouration. Harpalus rubripes is a widespread beetle, found in open dry habitats. This one was found at Vexation Lane near Edwinstowe, an area which has produced a range of ground beetles.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Harpalus rubripes
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). NBGRC. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated January 2022

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