Pterostichus madidus (Fabricius, 1775)
Pterostichus madidus is a large and common ground beetle, measuring around 17mm long. It is often found under stones or logs in a wide variety of habitats, with the one pictures being found in recent years at Sherwood Forest CP and in a cemetery at Church Warsop. This beetle regularly occurs in gardens and is one of several species that used to be locally known as 'Rain Beetles', due to often appearing on garden paths after rain.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pterostichus madidus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Tim Sexton. Nottingham City Council. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Martin Gray. Jenny Wallace. NBGRC. David Shaw. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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