Deleaster dichrous (Gravenhorst, 1802)
Deleaster dichrous is a distinctive Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae) but this was the first record for the Sherwood Forest NNR, when it turned up at an MV light trap run at Clipstone Old Quarter in July 2010. Unlike many of the smaller Rove Beetles, this is quite distinctive in shape and has characteristic depressions running diagonally across the head, near the eyes. Although distinctive enough, this Deleaster dichrous still took many months before an ID was made. A Nationally notable B species, this beetle is often encountered at MV moth traps.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Deleaster dichrous
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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