Asaphidion curtum (Heyden, 1870)
A small brownish Ground Beetle, which was found underneath the loose bark of an old log at the side of Eakring Flash in early March 2013, with a second turning up in a Nottingham suburban garden. At first glance, this 4.5mm long beetle, looks remarkably like an Elaphrus species, but becomes distinctively different when viewed with a small lens. Asaphidion curtum has a scattered distribution, more or less in a wide line, spreading from the Severn Estuary and The Wash.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Asaphidion curtum
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2016

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