Plinthisus brevipennis (Latreille, 1807) 
There are just a few records of this small, black species from Nottinghamshire. One of the reasons for this may be its small size, but the generally southern distribution of Plinthisus brevipennis across the UK, probably makes up the biggest factor. A species of dry grass areas and heathlands, two of these were a surprise find amongst Pine litter in Market Warsop Cemetery in early March 2020.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Plinthisus brevipennis 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors -  Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Jim Flanagan.

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 March 2020

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