Philonthus cruentatus (Gmelin in Linnaeus, 1790)
This is just one of many Philonthus Rove Beetles, so identification is never an easy task. Philonthus cruentatus is largely unrecorded in the county, with just a single other record we know of, from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's reserve at Bunny Old Wood in 1986. We found this particularly photogenic and obliging individual, on vegetation at Wellow Park in July 2017.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Philonthus cruentatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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 July 2017

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