Carabus nemoralis (Müller, O.F., 1764)
Ground Beetles (Carabidae) are quick, long-legged predators equipped with powerful jaws. C. nemoralis is one of the largest species in the UK, measuring about 20-26mm in length and is often to be found during the day under logs and stones. The ones pictured were found in at Sherwood Forest NNR and under bark at Meden Vale. Not a species we have found a great deal.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Carabus nemoralis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Shaw. Darren Matthews. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney. Howard Williams.

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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