Atrecus affinis (Paykull, 1789)
Atrecus affinis is a small Rove Beetle. There are over 1000 species of Staphylinidae in the UK, most are scavengers and can be found in a variety of sites. They generally inhabit leaf litter and and other decaying matter and are good fliers. These were found at Sherwood Forest CP in October 2008 and February 2010, with the lower two photographs showing one found under bark at Warsop Wood in March 2013.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Atrecus affinis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Wil Heeney. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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