Elaphrus riparius (Linnaeus, 1758)
A common and distinctive Ground Beetle, which is frequent in damp and marshy areas. Digital photography brings out the best of this beetle's colours, otherwise not immediately visible with the naked eye. Elaphrus riparius was found common at the edge of Eakring Flash on a very warm April afternoon in 2011. The difference between the two species is quite obvious, even without magnification.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Elaphrus riparius
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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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