Agabus sturmii (Gyllenhal, 1808)
Water Beetles are a difficult group of beetles to identify and are best identified by a combination of underside characteristics, dissection or both. This Agabus sturmii was netted from a small, weedless area of water near the old weigh bridge of the former Bevercotes Pit site (now called Bevercotes Pit Wood) in late April 2013. Common throughout Nottinghamshire, but the recording effort of Bb Merritt, shows Agabus sturmi to be commonest in the north of the county
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agabus sturmii
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Charlie Barnes. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2022

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