Oxytelus laqueatus (Marsham, 1802)
One of the commonest Staphs to be found in Herbivore dung during the Spring and Summer months. With so many similar looking small species of Rove Beetle, we have frequently seen this beetle and not realised how distinctive it is when seen well. Despite the current Nottinghamshire distribution map showing just two sites, Oxytelus laqueatus is widespread across the county. Length 4mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oxytelus laqueatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney.

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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