Philonthus decorus (Gravenhorst, 1802)
A common species of Rove Beetle and fairly large in size (15mm) These were photographed in Sherwood Forest during October 2008 and more recently, from Market Warsop Cemetery (upper photographs) in early March 2020. There are many Philonthus Rove Beetles, so identification of most is not easy and virtually impossible from photographs alone.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Philonthus decorus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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