Dyschirius politus (Dejean, 1825)
A small, predatory Ground Beetle of subterranean habits. Easily mistaken at a glance for one of the Bembidion Ground Beetles, Dyschirius politus has a longer, more slender abdomen. They prey on species of Bledius Rove Beetles and records are few from Nottinghamshire. This one was found on a sandy area of land at Vexation Lane near Edwinstowe in May 2013. Length 4.3mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dyschirius politus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Charlie Barnes.

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Updated November 2017

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