Cryptophagus distinguendus (Sturm, 1845) 
This is another very small Cryptophagid which turned up in a leaf litter sample, taken from around the base of the Centre Tree at Clipstone Old Quarter in April 2020. Identifying most Cryptophagidae accurately is impossible from photographs, so a specimen is always required. There are very few recent Nottinghamshire records, with this one being just the second from the Sherwood Forest NNR.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cryptophagus distinguendus 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 April 2020

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