Bledius limicola (Tottenham, 1940) 
There are two records of this coastal Staphylinid in Nottinghamshire, although there's no trace of one on the NBN Atlas which Derek Lott quotes as (Wright, Nottingham 1990) in the Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects Vol. 12 Part 5. But this one was a most surprising arrival at the MV light trap run in the garden on a warm and humid evening at the end of June 2020. For confirmation and due to the rare nature of Bledius limicola in Nottinghamshire, the specimen (a female) was sent to the county recorder who confirmed the original identification. Has since been found on Thoresby Pit Top since, where proven breeding has been confirmed. The horned male is showed in the lower two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bledius limicola  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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