Species Account for Anthracus consputus
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Anthracus consputus (Duftschmid, 1812)
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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Available county data
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Essex RDB: Listed
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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex 1950-1969 record/s; VC18 pre-1970 record/s; VC19 pre-1970 record/s.
The ground beetle Anthracus (Acupalpus) consputus is widespread but local in England and also recorded in South Wales. It is probably predatory and appears to prefer sparsely vegetated ground on soft soil or mud near water, often occurring under stones in gravel pits and coastal habitats. Management should aim at maintaining open conditions and encouraging early successional stages. References