Ground Beetle

Acupalpus dubius


Body length 2.5 to 3.3mm. A very small, brown carabid beetle with a paler pronotum.


Wetlands, normally close to the water in dense vegetation. Often found in the leaf litter in these situations.

Status and distribution

Common and well distributed through southern and central England but becoming scattered and more local elsewhere and absent from Scotland.

Best time to see

April to September.