Cantharis nigricans (Müller, O.F., 1776)
C. nigricans is another common soldier beetle and we find this quite regularly during the Spring and at a number of sites (including Eakring Flash) Like many soldier beetle species, it is commonly found on the flowerheads of Umbelliferous plants and frequently in grassy areas.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cantharis nigricans
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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