Gyrinus substriatus (Stephens, 1828)
More commonly known as the Whirligig Beetle, Gyrinus substriatus is one of several UK species. It is also the commonest of the three and was found present in numbers (150+) on the surface of the pool on Budby South Forest in late August 2009. The beetles can go underwater, but spend most of their time on the surface, where they feed on small insects that fall onto the water. This was the first record of G. substriatus for the Sherwood NNR, probably due to the lack of any real permanent water around the reserve.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gyrinus substriatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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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