Tasgius melanarius (Heer, 1839) 
Often described as common in the UK, but certainly not in Nottinghamshire. The national distribution of Tasgius melanarius does indeed cover a wide band which stretches across the UK from East Anglia to Wales and includes many Midlands counties. Nottinghamshire lies just north of this band, but there are records from the very south-east UK, as far north as eastern Scotland. Rather interestingly, the six recent Nottinghamshire records form something of a band across central parts of the county, with records coming from Sherwood Forest, Clumber Park, Kirton Wood and Market Warsop.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tasgius melanarius 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Derek Lott Coleoptera Dataset. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sheila Wright. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Charlie Barnes.

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 2022

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