Calathus melanocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Calathus melanocephalus is a distinctive Ground Beetle, measuring around 9mm in length. The one photographed, was one of several found in the gardens of Sherwood Forest Farm Park, near Market Warsop. The gardens are on sandy soil, which this species favours, but we have also recorded it at Nettleworth Manor and Budby South Forest. Photographed in August 2010 (top photographs) and September 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Calathus melanocephalus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. NBGRC.

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Updated January 2022

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