Badister bullatus (Schrank, 1798)
A colourful ground beetle, often found singly under logs and bark during the Autumn and Winter months. There are several very similar species, but Badister bullatus certainly seems the commonest in Nottinghamshire. The ones pictured, were found under moss and grass at Eakring Flash in November 2008 and more recently under bark with other Carabids at Meden Vale in late January 2013.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Badister bullatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Liam Andrews.

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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