Search for the Strandline Beetle

Strandline Beetle (Eurynebria complanata) © Liam Olds
Strandline Beetle (Eurynebria complanata) © Liam Olds
Strandline Beetle (Eurynebria complanata) © Liam Olds

The Strandline Beetle (Eurynebria complanata) is a very striking ground beetle – it is also GB Endangered and hasn’t been seen in England since 2002.

The beetles are approximately 20mm long and are very striking in their appearance with their black and sandy coloured markings. The adult beetles spend their days hiding under beach debris, making use of both natural items such as driftwood, and more unconventional items such as plastic drums and fishing crates.

Have you ever seen what you think might be a Strandline Beetle whilst out walking? (click the Strandline Beetle image to view it in a larger size)

If you have a photo of it, no matter how long ago it was taken, we’d love it if you could share it with us.

If you believe you have seen a Strandline Beetle, then please complete all of the sections on the form below and submit your record to us.

We will verify any records and follow up on any that look promising.

Please note that we receive a high number of records and so might not be able to contact you individually regarding your submission.  Additionally all fields are required but we will only contact you in relation to your beetle record.

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your record though and for helping our project, it is much appreciated.

Strandline Beetle (Eurynebria complanata) © Karim Vahed Strandline Beetle (Eurynebria complanata) © Karim Vahed

Search for Strandline Beetles

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  • i.e. was the beetle dead or alive. What time of day did you see/find it. Anything else you think it might be useful to know
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This project is generously funded by Natural England