Pterostichus strenuus (Panzer, 1796)
Pterostichus strenuus is one of the smaller of the Pterostichus ground beetles, measuring around 7mm long. It is often found under stones and is common throughout the UK, yet it took us several years to find our first example. The ones illustrated were recorded from a grass tussock on Budby South Forest in late March 2013 and in a manure heap on the edge of a field in April 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pterostichus strenuus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Charlie Barnes. Martin Gray. Phil Lee. NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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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