|scientific name Bembidion chalceum |
On barren shores and banks with gravel or coarse sand, usually along large rivers.
Member of the chalceum group (subgenus Pseudoperyphus). An extremely variable species. Black with aeneous, brassy or greenish lustre, base of antennae (at least 1st segment underneath) red, legs more or less piceous with inner part of femora paler. Prothorax narrow and convex, cordiform, with reflexed sides very narrow, hind angles slightly obtuse or almost right. Elytra with deep, somplete, strongly punctate striae and more or less convex intervals. Length 4.7 to 7.3 mm.
Overwinters in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
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