Scaphisoma agaricinum (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Despite it's small size, the characteristic tear-drop shape gives away the identity of this small Staphylinid. In Nottinghamshire, Scaphisoma agaricinum appears to be confined to the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas, where it has turned up in a number of invertebrate surveys. Away from there, there are records from Ploughman Wood near Lambley in 1998 and Rainworth Heath in September 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scaphisoma agaricinum  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust).

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Updated September 2021

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