Agabus nebulosus (Forster, 1771)
A widespread water beetle, usually found in small ponds or even water troughs. The ones photographed here, were actually found in very shallow water at the bottom of three shallow concrete tanks, situated at the entrance to the disused Langwith Quarry in August 2013. One of the few Dysticidae readily identifiable in the field.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agabus nebulosus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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