Demetrias imperialis (Germar, 1824)
This small, Nationally notable B Ground Beetle, was found over-wintering tucked within the stems of Bulrush at Attenborough NR in February 2015, by reserve warden Tim Sexton. Demetrias imperialis is a characteristic beetle of reed beds, but is scarce in the UK, mainly with a south-east distribution. Current information suggests that this is the first Nottinghamshire record.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Demetrias imperialis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney.

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Updated March 2019

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