Anacaena limbata (Fabricius, 1792)
A small beetle of still and often stagnant waters. This Anacaena limbata was netted from one of two former tanks at Bevercotes Pit Wood in early May 2013. Both tanks are of the same size, one heavily vegetated (where this beetle was netted) and the other completely free of vegetation. Anacaena limbata is common over the southern half of the UK, but identification is made difficult by some other similar species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anacaena limbata
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. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). 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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