Atomaria nitidula (Marsham, 1802) 
Probably much more common in Nottinghamshire than the number of recent records might suggest. Colin Johnson in his 'Provisional atlas of the Cryptophagidae-Atomariinae (Coleoptera) of Britain and Ireland, published in 1993' describes Atomaria nitidula as being one of our commonest species. The one illustrated was one of three which turned up in leaf litter, collected from Market Warsop Cemetery in March 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Name
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors -  Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Liam Andrews. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated January 2022

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