Hyphydrus ovatus (Linnaeus, 1761)
Despite being a difficult group to identify, it is still surprising that Water Beetles have been largely overlooked amongst those observers recording within the Sherwood Forest NNR. Hyphydrus ovatus was found commonly in the pool on Budby South Forest in August 2009, but turns up at many well vegetated still-water bodies. Length around 4.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hyphydrus ovatus
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. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes.

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 2022

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