Quedius semiaeneus (Stephens, 1833) 
For a Rove Beetle this is quite a distinctive species, as the front tarsi are quite strikingly yellow and both the elytra and first three abdominal tergites are covered with long yellow hairs. Despite this, specimens need to be keyed out to be sure of the ID. Quedius semiaeneus has a patchy UK distribution which includes coastal areas of Wales, parts of The Midlands and western Norfolk. It is seemingly rare in Nottinghamshire, with the one showed below originating from a manure heap at Church Warsop in April 2020 and a record from Wollaton Park (Wright, S.) in 1985. There is mention a third county record on the NBN Atlas, but the details are so vague that it's really not acceptable as a valid record.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Quedius semiaeneus 
 
 
 
 
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Updated April 2020

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