Ocypus fuscatus (Gravenhorst, 1802)
O. fuscatus is one of many large Staphylinidae. Known more commonly as Rove Beetles, most species have their abdominal segments exposed. The largest of the group is the Devil's Coach Horse Ocypus olens, a familiar and imposing species. 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. These found at Sherwood Forest in October 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ocypus fuscatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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