Athous haemorrhoidalis (Fabricius, 1801)
Athous haemorrhoidalis is just one of over 60 UK Elateridae - more commonly known as Click Beetles. The common name is extremely apt, as these beetles have the ability to flick themselves upright, or away from danger. Click Beetles do this by flexing a well developed joint between the first and second thoracic stermites. A.haemorrhoidalis is a very common species of well vegetated sites, throughout much of Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Athous haemorrhoidalis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David McGeever. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Tim Sexton. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Darren Matthews. Pauline Bradford. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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