|L. ferrugineus is a common, small and colourful ground beetle. Immature adults show the colour of the ones pictured, throughout most of the Summer months, becoming darker with age. Size range is between 10-14mm and like most Carabidae, are nocturnal and commonly found on paths etc during the evening. The two pictured, were found underneath a log in Sherwood Forest, during survey work there in July 2008.|
|UK distribution of Leistus ferrugineus|
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