Pterostichus minor (Gyllenhal, 1827) 
One of the smaller of the numerous Pterostichus species found in Nottinghamshire. Pterostichus minor has a widespread distribution and is found in the vicinity of water. Because of that, there are a number of records from sites along the Trent Valley, with the one below being found at the former Gunthorpe gravel pits. There are several similar species, so identification needs some degree of care.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pterostichus minor    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Charlie Barnes. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor Pendleton. Tim Sexton.

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

copyright © Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ( . .
Beetle Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Beetle Photo Gallery - Text version