Hemicrepidius hirtus (Herbst, 1784)
One of 65 UK species of Elateridae (Click Beetles) Hemicrepidius hirtus is fairly common across parts of north Nottinghamshire and especially in the Sherwood Forest area. After saying that, this is not a species we record with any frequency. The ones pictured were found in June 2008 at Clipstone Old Quarter and at Wellow Park in 2016 and 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hemicrepidius hirtus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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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