Lithocharis nigriceps (Kraatz, 1859) 
One of many fast, almost continually moving Staphylinids, which just never seem to stop still long enough to even attempt to photograph successfully (hence us unusually showing two 'in the pot' photographs. There are two recent Nottinghamshire records, one from Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus in 2016 (Heeney, W.) and most recently from Sherwood Forest CP, where two were extracted from old straw bales in ealy 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lithocharis nigriceps
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney.

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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