Stenus similis (Herbst, 1784)
Another small Rove Beetle, measuring just 5mm in length. Stenus similis seems reasonably common around the Sherwood Forest NNR, when samples of Stenus are taken for identification. The upper two images were of a beetle found with several other Stenus species, by sampling a grass tussock on Budby South Forest in late March 2013.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenus similis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey).

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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