Ilybius fuliginosus (Fabricius, 1792)
A common Water Beetle, found widely at most water bodies throughout the county. Like other species, they often turn up at MV lights run by moth trappers. The one below, was found at Budby South Forest in August 2009. Length around 10mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ilybius fuliginosus
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). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2022

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