Helophorus brevipalpis (Bedel, 1881)
Helophorus beetles are found near water, often within mud at the margins of ponds etc and are a notoriously difficult group to identify from photographs. Many beetles which spend the majority of their lives in (or near) water, often turn up at MV light traps operated by moth trappers and it was to MV light, that we recorded several Helophorus brevipalpis at Market Warsop, on a warm June evening in 2015.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Helophorus brevipalpis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Bob Merritt. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton.

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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