Bradycellus ruficollis (Stephens, 1828)
Bradycellus ruficollis is a small dark ground beetle measuring around 3mm. There are relatively few Nottinghamshire records, but it is probably common on many of the county's heathland sites, where it is probably best found in moss at the edge of heather beds. It proved easy to find by seiving moss and heather litter at Sherwood Heath SSSI in early March 2018 and Clipstone Old Quarter in early April 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bradycellus ruficollis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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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