Stenagostus rhombeus (Olivier, 1790)
One of 65 UK species of Elateridae, Stenagostus rhombeus is a large Click Beetle. During the late Summer and early Autumn of 2007, we took quite a few of these at MV light during moth trapping sessions at Lound Wood. Although S. rhombeus measures between 14-21mm in length, all of the ones we recorded were easily at the larger end of the scale. This is a local species in the UK, favouring woodland within lowland pasture.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenagostus rhombeus
 
Stenagostus rhombeus larva, found underneath the dead bark of a spliced branch of Oak at Clipstone Old Quarter in February 2021
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney. NBGRC. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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 2021

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