Leistus spinibarbis (Fabricius, 1775)
A colourful ground beetle, which is commonly found under logs or loose bark on fallen logs in a variety of habitats. Generally common in the areas we visit regularly. Although not totally evident in the photographs below, the adult has a beautiful metallic blue colouration.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leistus spinibarbis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Allan and Annette Binding. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. Charlie Barnes. Richard Davidson. NBGRC. David Shaw. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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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