Hygrobia hermanni (Fabricius, 1775)
Most Water Beetles are difficult to identify, but Hygrobia hermanni differs from most by being able to make a grating noise. Because of this, it is more often known as the Screech Beetle. This is a fairly large and distinctive species. Water Beetles have been totally overlooked throughout all Coleoptera recording at Sherwood Forest NNR. Consequently species such as this, seem to be new to the NNR. This one was netted from the pool on Budby South Forest in August 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hygrobia hermanni
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.

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 January 2016

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