Olisthopus rotundatus (Paykull, 1790)
This ground beetle was found commonly in small numbers under wood and stones, on an open sandy area of land adjacent to Vexation Lane near Edwinstowe in August 2012. Olisthopus rotundatus is common and widespread across much of the UK. Another ground beetle which is less inclined to run away quickly, allowing photographs to be taken.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Olisthopus rotundatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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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