Stenus pusillus (Stephens, 1833) 
This seems to be uncommon in Nottinghamshire, but a large element of under-recording might be the reason. Stenus pusillus is one of the smaller species (of which there are several) so identification really requires a specimen under the microscope. The one illustrated below, was one of three found in a wet moss sample, taken from the side of a pond at Warsop Main Pit Top in early May 2020. The county's other records, are from the very south of the county.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenus pusillus 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Derek Lott. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated May 2020

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