Quedius xanthopus (Erichson, 1839)
Quedius xanthopus is just one of the Staphylinidae group. Known more commonly as Rove Beetles, most of these beetles have their abdominal segments exposed. The largest example of the group is the Devil's Coach Horse, a familiar and imposing species. There are 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. This species was found commonly (often in pairs under loose bark) at Sherwood Forest in October 2008.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Quedius xanthopus
 
 
 
 
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). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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