Badister bullatus (Schrank, 1798)
A colourful ground beetle, often found singly under logs and bark during the Autumn and Winter months. There are two other very similar species, but Badister bullatus certainly seems the commonest of the three in Nottinghamshire. The ones pictured, were found under moss and grass at Eakring Flash in November 2008 and more recently under bark in Pine needle litter from Lambley cemetery in 2020.
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. Charlie Barnes. Barry Lygo.

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 January 2022

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