Cercyon marinus (Thomson, C.G., 1853) 
One of a number of similar species, Cercyon marinus is widespread across much of the UK, but in Nottinghamshire is mostly a beetle of Trent Valley sites. The one photographed was attracted to the garden MV light, which is run in Market Warsop. As with many beetles, it turned up on a typically warm and humid July evening. Virtually all of the county's records are due to the recording efforts of Bob Merritt in the 1990's.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cercyon marinus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors -  Bob Merritt. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Updated August 2021

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