Lesteva longoelytrata (Goeze, 1777)
This is a small Rove Beetle beetle (Staphylinidae) originally found on a path in Sherwood Forest CP in May 2010 and then plentifully in our own Market Warsop garden in 2013, it's discovery at Sherwood represented a new species for the NNR at the time, although Lesteva longoelytrata is a generally common UK species. Length around 3.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lesteva longoelytrata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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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