Amara ovata (Fabricius, 1792)
A common Ground Beetle, measuring up to 9.5mm in length. This one was found at night in Sherwood Forest in early October 2008 and was found to be common around Eakring Flash in early 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Amara ovata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Charlie Barnes. NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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 2022

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