Chlaenius vestitus (Paykull, 1790)
Despite being described as widescpread in southern counties of the UK, and with records as far north as Yorkshire, the majority of records fall in a line just south of Nottingham, running in a line from The Wash to the Severn Estuary. Chlaenius vestitus is not a common beetle in Nottinghamshire. The few known sites are in the Trent Valley, apart from the small, former sand quarry at Market Warsop, where four were found in late September 2015.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chlaenius vestitus
 
Chlaenius vestitus habitat at Market Warsop Sand Quarry. The dark coloured sand marks the usual limit of water level.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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 2016

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