BEACHCOMBER BEETLE

Eurynebria complanata

Eurynebria complanata - Beachcomber Beet

A large yellow ground beetle that lives on the strandline, predating sandhoppers and other small insects.

  • Rarity: Last seen on the Devon coast, it is believed to also survive in South Wales.

  • Causes of decline: Likely to result from overuse of beaches by people, and the removal of driftwood from beaches.