Astenus pulchellus (Heer, 1839) 
A small Staphylinid which is probably somewhat under-recorded in Nottinghamshire. There are at least three records, from Sherwood Heath SSSI (Godfrey, A. and Marsh, B.) and also from a manure heap in a field close to Ollerton in March 2021, with a record from the Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus in 2017 (Heeney, W.).
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Astenus pulchellus   
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Wil Heeney. Trevor Pendleton.

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 March 2021

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