Gyrinus marinus (Gyllenhal, 1808)
Gyrinus marinus is one of several UK species, often commonly known as Whirligig Beetles. They frequently dive underwater, but spend most of their time hunting on the surface of ponds and other still bodies of water, where they feed on small insects. The one photographed was found in an old water-filled cattle trough at Nettleworth Manor in April 2013.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gyrinus marinus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Charlie Barnes. Rob Johnson.

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 December 2018

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