Ground Beetle

Paradromius linearis


Body length 4.5 to 6mm. A narrow-bodied, reddish/brown beetle.


Grassland, scrubby areas and post-industrial sites. The beetles are found in the litter at the bottoms of sedges and clumps of grass, sometimes climb up the grass.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout lowland England and Wales. Less common in Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to September.