Agriotes sputator (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Agriotes sputator has a rather unusual distribution in VC56, with an obvious link to sites along the River Trent, but it has also been recorded from Clumber Park, Lady Lea Quarry at Worksop and Bentinck Banks in western areas of Nottinghamshire. Either way, this is not the commonest of the brown Click Beetles and is easily mistaken for Agriotes obscurus. Often found under wood in early Spring.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agriotes sputator    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Charlie Barnes. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Phil Lee.  Bob Merritt. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Andy Godfrey.

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Updated January 2022

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