Grynobius planus (Fabricius, 1887) 
The status of this beetle in Nottinghamshire seems to be a strange one and it has never really been recorded with any great frequency. There are a number of records from the Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest areas  and a cluster of records from a well recorded section of the lower Trent Valley (Dutton, A.). The somewhat isolated mid-county record, originates from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's reserve at Mansey Common near Eakring.

Across the UK, Grynobius planus occurs quite widely, but confirmed records on the NBN Atlas create a rather patchy distribution with numerous records concentrated from East Anglia, the Midlands, south-easter counties and from Wales.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Grynobius planus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Dutton. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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 June 2023

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