Dromius quadrimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
This colourful Ground Beetle was found after dark, climbing the trunk of a Silver Birch in Sherwood Forest in September 2008. It was caught, taken home and photographed the following morning and later released back at the place of capture. Subsequent identification proved that this is Dromius quadrimaculatus, a small species with a length of 7mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dromius quadrimaculatus
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). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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