Hydroporus palustris (Linnaeus, 1761)
Despite being a difficult group to identify, it is still surprising that Water Beetles have been almost totally overlooked in the Sherwood Forest area, apart from a series of records by R. Merritt a few years ago. These were found commonly in the pool on Budby South Forest in August 2009 and at Bevercotes Pit Wood in May 2013. Length around 3.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hydroporus palustris
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (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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