Broscus cephalotes (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is a large and distinctive ground beetle, with a largely coastal distribution and common species along the strandlines of beaches. Although known from inland sites (including a 1975 Sherwood Forest record), it was still a surprise to find this gravid female Broscus cephalotes underneath an old tyre on a large sandy area adjacent to Vexation Lane near Edwinstowe in August 2012. And thankfully (for a carabid) this one was happy not to run away and provided an excellent photographic opportunity.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Broscus cephalotes
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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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