Clivina fossor (Linnaeus, 1758)
A distinctively shaped ground beetle, but one hard to find due to its subterraenean habits. Clivina fossor is widespread over most of the UK, favouring farmland or grassy areas. Around 5mm in length, the forelegs are adapted for digging and this beetle provided some difficulties in aquiring half decent photographs, through its continuous desire to get below ground. We found dozens of these beetles at Eakring Flash one year in late April, which were brought to the surface through flooding, along with thousands of other beetles.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Clivina fossor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Charlie Barnes.

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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