Stenus cicindeloides (Schaller, 1783)
Presumably a common Rove Beetle, Stenus cicindeloidess is just one of numerous similar species, a factor often quite typical of the large family of Staphylinidae. This is a small species measuring around 5.0mm. The one pictured was found under loose bark at Nettleworth Manor, near Mansfield Woodhouse in late February 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenus cicindeloides
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. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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