Amara fulva (Müller, O.F., 1776)
A very distinctive Nationally notable B species, which is certainly not common in Nottinghamshire. The only recent records of Amara fulva we can trace are from Holme Pierrepont (Dutton, A.) where it used to be common where washed sand remained and which was then left untouched. We found a single example recently in almost identical sandy habitat in July 2015, at the former Market Warsop Sand Quarry. There are a couple of Sherwood Forest records, dating back to 1978.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Amara fulva
Amara fulva habitat at Market Warsop Sand Quarry. The dark coloured sand marks the usual limit of water level.
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Adrian Dutton.

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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