Poecilus versicolor (Sturm, 1824)
A colourful ground beetle which frequents dry habitats and found commonly during warm days on Budby South Forest in April 2009. Poecilus versicolor is almost visually identical to Poecilus cupreus and the differences between the two species are subtle. Colouration is variable and we have found pure metallic bright green, through to copper coloured individuals. A generally widespread species at many sites and usually more frequent than the extremely similar Poecilus cupreus.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Poecilus versicolor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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