Demetrias atricapillus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A common ground beetle (Carabidae) but we did not find our first until one turned up within a small clump of grass on the bridge at the northern end of Eakring Flash in February 2011. This is a small species, but quite distinctive, spending much of it's time on plants.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Demetrias atricapillus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Liam Andrews. NBGRC. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Howard Williams. Charlie Barnes. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. David Shaw. 

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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