Necrodes littoralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Necrodes littoralis is one of the large (up to nearly 25mm) Burying Beetles, sometimes known as Sexton Beetles. They feed on carrion, burying the corpses of dead birds or mice and the adults are often attracted to light. This one turned up at an MV light trap operated at Clipstone Old Quarter in May 2014.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Necrodes littoralis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottingham City Council. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC.

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Updated January 2022

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