Harpalus rufipalpis (Sturm, 1818) 
Largely a coastal speecies over much of the southern half of the UK, with records into the Midlands. In Nottinghamshire, Harpalus rufipalpis is pretty much restricted to the sandy soils of Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park, with a number of records from heathland locations within those two areas. The one illustrated, turned up in a sample of old bark chippings, taken from the Sherwood Forest CP in March 2020.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Harpalus rufipalpis 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006.

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 March 2020

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