Cantharis thoracica (Olivier, 1790)
Apparently C. thoracica is a scarce and local Soldier Beetle in the UK, preferring vegetation in fens, rivers, ponds and other damp sites. It seems quite easy to sweep from such vegetation at Penny Pasture Common, where several were found in July 2009. This is quite a small species, measuring around 9mm. There are several other species, which are very similarly marked/coloured, so care has to be taken when identifying.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cantharis thoracica
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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