Laemostenus terricola (Herbst, 1784)
This is a large Carabid, which although described as being common and found in a range of habitats, actually seems very much the opposite. We only have just two records, one from underneath an old Robin nest in a tool shed at the former Sherwood Forest Farm Park in September 2008 and from under a log at Rainworth Heath in October 2020. Laemostenus terricola shows some metallic blue colouration to the elytra, which when coupled with it's large size and fairly flat appearance, makes it fairly straight forward to identify.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Laemostenus terricola
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Richard Davidson.

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Updated January 2022

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