Quedius curtipennis (Bernhauer, 1908)
Quedius curtipennis is one of the larger Staphylinidae and fairly widespread and common across Nottinghamshire. Known more commonly as Rove Beetles, most species have their abdominal segments exposed. The largest example of the group is the Devil's Coach Horse, a familiar and imposing species. Over 1000 species of Staphylinidae in the UK, most are scavengers and can be found in a variety of sites. They generally inhabit leaf litter and and other decaying matter and are good fliers.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Quedius curtipennis
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). Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (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 January 2022

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