Oxypselaphus obscurus (Herbst, 1784)
A small brown Ground Beetle, which was found underneath a log in mid-February 2009 and early March 2013. As is the case with many similar species, several were found over-wintering together. A quite distinctive species, which is common across parts of the UK. Length 6.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oxypselaphus obscurus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Charlie Barnes. Phil Lee. NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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 2019

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