Ocys harpaloides (Audinet-Serville, 1821)
A distinctly coloured Ground Beetle, which is commonly found under bark. This is a small species, measuring around 5mm in length. Several of these beetles were found at Nettleworth Manor in November 2008 and at Meden Vale in 2013..
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ocys harpaloides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Liam Andrews. Charlie Barnes. Richard Davidson. NBGRC. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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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