Ischnosoma splendidum (Gravenhorst, 1806) 
One of many Staphylinidae of this particularly long, narrow shape. Somewhat similar to a stretched Tachyporus, this was a species we'd never encountered before, but regular sorting of leaf litter from Market Warsop cemetery and from old straw bales at Sherwood Forest CP, produced three individuals, which were quite recognisable on shape alone at first glance.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ischnosoma splendidum  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey).

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 2022

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