Agabus bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Despite being a difficult group to identify, it is still surprising that Water Beetles have been totally overlooked throughout all recording at Sherwood Forest NNR. Consequently, all species such as this Agabus bipustulatus, seem to be new to the NNR. This one was netted from the pool at Budby South Forest and also found at Clipstone Old Quarter in early September 2009. Length 10mm.
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UK distribution of Agabus bipustulatus
 

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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.

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Updated March 2014

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