Othius punctulatus (Goeze, 1777)
A common Rove Beetle and one quite readily identified due to it's large size (around 12-14mm) The one photographed was found under moss and leaf litter at the base of a tree in Sherwood Forest in October 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Othius punctulatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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