Platynus assimilis (Paykull, 1790)
Platynus assimilis is a common Ground Beetle, measuring around 11.5mm in length. The one in the photographs was found with several Pterostichus niger and Silpha atrata, underneath the bark of some felled Willows at Penny Pasture Common, Eakring Meadows on 01/03/09.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platynus assimilis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Charlie Barnes. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. David Shaw.

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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