Lordithon lunulatus (Linnaeus, 1761)
Found on fungi growing underneath the loose bark of a cut branch at Sherwood Forest Golf Course in mid-January 2015, Lordithon lunulatus is one of four species of Lordithon found in the UK. All four species are fairly distinctive Rove Beetles, but as with all 'Staphs', care has to be taken to ensure correct identification. Not as frequently encountered in Nottinghamshire as is Lordithon trinotatus.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lordithon lunulatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBGRC. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2020

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