Leistus ferrugineus (Linnaeus, 1758)
L. ferrugineus is a common, small and colourful ground beetle. Immature adults show the colour of the ones pictured, throughout most of the Summer months, becoming darker with age. Size range is between 10-14mm and like most Carabidae, are nocturnal and commonly found on paths etc during the evening. The two pictured, were found underneath a log in Sherwood Forest, during survey work there in July 2008.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leistus ferrugineus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Wil Heeney. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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