Dromius meridionalis (Dejean, 1825)
A common ground beetle (Carabidae) which occurs in wooded habitats. There are other very similar species, so identification has to be with care. These were found resting under the loose bark of a mature Sycamore at Eakring in April 2010 (lower left) and attracted to MV light at Lound Wood in August 2011 (lower right)
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dromius meridionalis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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