Cercyon lateralis (Marsham, 1802)
A fairly common beetle of dung, but difficult to catch and even more difficult to get to photograph, through it's active nature. C. lateralis is a very small species, measuring around 2.5 - 3mm in length. The one in the photographs was found at Sherwood Forest CP in August 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cercyon lateralis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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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