Euplectus sanguineus (Denny, 1825) 
With a length of between 1.4mm and 1.6mm, this tiny beetle has rarely been recorded in Nottinghamshire. The only traceable county records come from over a century ago, but more frequent sampling of old, long-standing manure heaps, may produce more records. Once belonging to the Psephalidae family (otherwise known as Short-winged Mould Beetles) which is now incorporated within Staphylinidae Euplectus sanguineus is one of two species, regularly found in manure or compost heaps. Most other species live under bark and most of the family are nationally rare on varying scales.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Euplectus sanguineus
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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