Podabrus alpinus (Paykull, 1796)
Found in central southern England, Wales, the west midlands and northern England. Very few records from the west country and seemingly absent from East Anglia. Associated with mixed woodland especially where pine is abundant and most widespread in extensively wooded areas of northern and western Britain. Adults are active during June July and August.

11-13mm. Distinctive, pronotum with deep fovea by hind angles which are toothed, front margin nearly straight, exposing almost entire head. Head contracted behind eyes and with a long neck compared with other Cantharidae. Elytra vary from yellowish brown to almost black. Base of head, joints 4-11 of antennae and tarsi black.

Description from 1 Watford species at X20


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