Othius subuliformis (Stephens, 1833)
A decent sized Rove Beetle, the one photographed measuring just over 5mm in length. There are over 1000 species of Staphylinidae in the UK, most are scavengers and can be found in a variety of sites. They generally inhabit leaf litter and and other decaying matter and are good fliers. This Othius subuliformis was found under a discarded piece of wood at Sherwood Forest CP in February 2010. There are relatively few Sherwood records.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Othius subuliformis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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