Helophorus brevipalpis (Bedel, 1881)
Helophorus beetles are nearly found near water, but as s so often the case with many beetles spending their lives in (or near) water, they often turn up at MV light traps during warm evenings. Helophorus grandis is usually found at the margins of well vegetated ponds and is a difficult species to identify from photographs, as this is a notoriously difficult group.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Helophorus grandis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Bob Merritt. Trevor Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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 April 2021

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