Anthobium atrocephalum (Gyllenhal, 1827)
Although not obvious, Anthobium atrocephalum is in fact a Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae) but clearly lacks the typical 'Staph' shape. Numbers of these were found on recently cut Birch stumps which were soaked in rising sap, at Sherwood Forest CP in late March 2010. Size 3mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anthobium atrocephalum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2022

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