Ilybius ater (De Geer, 1774)
A regularly encountered water beetle, recorded frequently at MV light traps even when operated well away from obvious water sources. They can be seen in flight on warm evenings, such as this specimen was at Coultas Farm, Eakring in June 2009. Length 13mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ilybius ater
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated January 2022

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