Anthracus consputus (Duftschmid, 1812)
A small ground beetle of Nationally notable B status. Anthracus consputus is usually found under stones near still water, which is identical to the situation we recorded the individual in the accompanying photographs - found under an old house brick by a long-established, shallow puddle at the entrance to the former colliery at Bevercotes Pit Wood in June 2017. The only other county record, seems to be Adrian Dutton's record from Shelford on 18/04/98. Although the NBN lists five post-1992 records for Nottinghamshire, the grid references place them in neighbouring counties of Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anthracus consputus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Dutton.

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Updated June 2017

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