Philonthus cognatus (Stephens, 1832)
Widely distributed over much of the UK, this 8-11mm long Rove Beetle has occured several times at Sherwood Forest. The individual photographed, was however, found at Treswell Wood in April 2014. Philonthus cognatus can be recognised by the distinctive orange underside of the first antennal segment.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Philonthus cognatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney. Charlie Barnes. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. David Shaw. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2024

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