Stenus clavicornis (Scopoli, 1763)
Presumably a common Rove Beetle, Stenus clavicornis is just one of many extremely similar species, which is quite typical of the large family of Staphylinidae. This is a small species usually found near to water, as indeed are many Stenus. The examples pictured were found under moss at Eakring Flash in November 2008 and under an old piece of discarded polystyrene alongside the River Maun at Edwinstowe in March 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenus clavicornis
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). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Charlie Barnes.

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Updated January 2022

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