Tychus niger (Paykull, 1800)
This is a minute Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae) with a size of around 1.5mm, but when these photographs were taken, did seem a little generous and it appeared smaller. Found by seiving Pine needle litter underneath some old Pines at Lambley Cemetery in March 2018, the only modern record we know of for Nottinghamshire, was from Treswell Wood in 1986 (Marsh, B.). There is a historical record for Sherwood Forest.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tychus niger
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 December 2018

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