Stenus ater (Mannerheim, 1830) 
Seemingly rare in the UK, with relatively few records and many of these are from coastal localities. The one illustrated, was found in a moss sample taken from the side of a body of water on Warsop Main Pit Top in April 2020. For a Stenus, it was notably large (7mm) and for a time, especially compliant when being photographed, before it was keyed out and identified. There are believed to be no other Nottinghamshire records.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenus ater 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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