Lesser Stag Beetle Dorcus parallelipipedus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Representing one of the Nottinghamshire's largest beetle species, the Lesser Stag Beetle is a relatively common beetle, occurring in a variety of habitats, which includes urban gardens. We have even recorded it wandering indoors and on outside walls. It is described as being widespread across southern and central England and can be found between May and September, but is generally commonest in the Spring. Despite having large jaws, the Lesser Stag Beetle is completely harmless.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dorcus parallelipipedus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Pamela Gartside. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Tim Sexton. Meg Skinner. Darren Matthews. Martin Dale. Richard Heath. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Shelena Hartley. NBGRC. Rob Johnson.

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Updated January 2019

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