Lathrobium brunnipes (Fabricius, 1792)
Rove Beetles (Staphylinidae) have their abdominal segments exposed. The largest of the group is Ocypus olens, otherwise known as the Devil's Coach Horse, which to many is a familiar and imposing species. Lathrobium brunnipes is much smaller at around 10mm. There are over 1000 species of Staphylinidae in the UK, most are scavengers and can be found in a variety of sites. They generally inhabit leaf litter and and other decaying matter and are good fliers. This one was found at Stoke Bardolph in March 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lathrobium brunnipes
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes.

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Updated January 2022

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