Pterostichus nigrita (Paykull, 1790)
One of several similarly coloured Ground Beetles. This is a common species, with a length of around 8-12mm. Two of these were found in their earth cells, under a log at Eakring Meadows in October 2008 and in company with the much larger P. niger.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pterostichus nigrita
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Nottingham City Council. Liam Andrews. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes.

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 November 2017

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