Loricera pilicornis (Fabricius, 1775)
A small (6-8.5mm) but fairly distinctive ground beetle, showing a slight metallic lustre to the pronutum and elytra. The elytra also has six noticeable depressions. This is a common species, regularly encountered in a variety of wooded habitats.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Loricera pilicornis
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. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Meg Skinner. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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