Anotylus rugosus (Fabricius, 1775)
A common and widespread beetle, Anotylus rugosus is the most regularly encountered of the UK's Anotylus Rove Beetles. Usually found in marshy habitats, though it is by no means confined to this habitat, Anotylus rugosus has been found at Sherwood Forest. Confirmation of identification is best determined by looking at the abdominal tergites of the male under a microscope, as males show a small tubercle (see lower right photograph). The ones illustrated were found at Besthorpe Pits near Newark in late March 2014.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anotylus rugosus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney.

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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