Quedius molochinus (Gravenhorst, 1806)
Quedius molochinus is a medium sized Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae) the one photographed measuring approximately 10mm. They generally inhabit leaf litter and and other decaying matter and are good fliers. This one was found under a log at Eakring Meadows NR in February 2009. Rove Beetles are extremely difficult to identify to species' level and this one took many months.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Quedius molochinus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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