Abax parallelepipedus (Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783)
This is another large ground beetle, favouring damp woodland. Although similar in size to Pterostichus niger, the wider pronutum (almost as wide as the elytra) makes identification of A. parallelepipedus fairly easy. Two of these beetles were found singly under logs in Lound Wood, during July 2008 and Wellow Park in June 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Abax parallelepipedus
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). Wil Heeney. Netherfield Wildlife Group. David Shaw. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Nottingham City Council. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Darren Matthews. Meg Skinner. NBGRC. Brian Wetton.

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 November 2022

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