Panagaeus cruxmajor (Linnaeus, 1758)
A few years ago, this beetle ever occurring in Nottinghamshire, would have been doubted by all authorites. Yet, Panagaeus cruxmajor has now been found at several sites alongside the River Trent. Most of the county's records have come via the record books of Charlie Barnes - the Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union recorder for beetles, but this RDB1 species was first found in Nottinghamshire at Langford Lowfields in 2014 (Wallace, J.). There are currently records from West Burton, Church Laneham, Cottam, Laughterton Marsh and Langford Lowfields (all Barnes, C.). Our thanks go to Phil Lee, for sending us his photographs, allowing us to illustrate this attractve Carabid.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Panagaeus cruxmajor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Jenny Wallace. Charlie Barnes.

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Updated September 2018

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