Agabus bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Found commonly across Nottinghamshire, Agabus bipustulatus is probably the commonest of our Water Beetles and our knowledge of its distribution in VC56, is thanks to the remarkable recording efforts of Bob Merritt. This one was netted from the pool at Budby South Forest and also found at Clipstone Old Quarter in early September 2009. Length 10mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agabus bipustulatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Bob Merritt. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sean Tobin. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. Jenny Wallace. Rob Johnson. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Barry Lygo. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust).  David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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