Stenocranus minutus (Fabricius, 1787)
A widespread Delphicid of grassy areas, but slightly larger than many species with a length of around 5-6mm. Best recorded by sweeping long grass or by grass tussock sampling during the Winter months. There are relatively few Sherwood Forest or Nottinghamshire records, but this appears to be a widespread species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenocranus minutus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Jim Flanagan. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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 2024

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