Cercyon melanocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A common beetle of dung, frequenting all habitats where this occurs. C. melanocephalus is a very small species, measuring around 2.5-3mm in length. The one in the lower left photograph was found at Tug Bridge Farm near Eakring in mid-March 2009, with the other from Sherwood Forest CP in October 2008..
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cercyon melanocephalus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC.

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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