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Harpalus anxius is a species of phytophagous and xerophilous ground beetle that is native to Palearctic (including Europe) and the Near East. In Europe, it is only absent in the following countries or islands: Andorra, the Azores, the Canary Islands, the Channel Islands, Crete, Cyclades, Cyprus, Dodecanese, the Faroe Islands, Franz Josef Land, Gibraltar, Iceland, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, the North Aegean islands, Norway, Novaya Zemlya, Portugal, San Marino, the Savage Islands, Sicily, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, and Vatican City. Its presence on the Balearic Islands and Sardinia is doubtful.
Harpalus anxius Wikipedia
The species is 6.8–8.2 millimetres (0.27–0.32 in) long and is black coloured.
In Ireland, it can be found in Meath and Kerry counties.
Harpalus anxius prefers sandy heath and dunes.