Dicheirotrichus placidus (Gyllenhal, 1827) 
A small but attractive ground beetle, Dicheirotrichus placidus is usually found close to bodies of water. There are a number of Nottinghamshire records, many of which have been supplied by Bob Merritt during his time working most areas and stretches of water in the county. The individual illustrated was found in a leaf litter sample, taken from damp woodland at Misson Carr in April 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dicheirotrichus placidus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Bob Merritt. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 April 2023

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