Acilius sulcatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is a large Water Beetle which was caught in flight, well away from water on a sunny and warm September afternoon in the Red Hill area of Eakring. Acilius sulcatus is a distinctively marked species, but there are some very similar species. We have also recorded this beetle from Budby South Forest and more recently at Bevercotes Pit Wood.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Acilius sulcatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. 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 2016

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