Churchyard Beetle Blaps mucronata (Latreille, 1804) 
This is a rare beetle in Nottinghamshire, with just three reported records. Two of these have come from Wollaton Hall, with the last coming as long ago as 1985 (Wright, S.). However, there is a much more recent county record, when found indoors at a site in Epperstone by Adrian Dutton, who kindly allowed the use of his photograph produced below. Sometimes called the Churchyard Beetle, it is often found in old damp buildings, outhouses and caves etc, but has always been something of a rarity in Nottinghamshire for some reason.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Blaps mucronata    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Adrian Dutton.

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Updated May 2021

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