Species Account for Bembidion quadripustulatum
Bembidion quadripustulatum Audinet-Serville, 1821
Scarce Four-dot Pin-palp
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BAP status: UKBAP
Essex RDB: Listed
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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data
Essex Red Data List comment
Essex Post-1969 record/s; VC18 1970-on record/s; VC19 1970-on record/s.
Bembidion quadripustulatum is a widespread but local black ground beetle with 4 reddish spots. It has a south-easterly distribution, and with few recent records (Luff, 1998). It is predatory, found on bare ground and mud at the margins of standing and running water. Management should aim at maintaining open conditions and encouraging early successional stages along lake and pit edges (Hyman & Parsons, 1992). References