Margarinotus brunneus (Fabricius, 1775)
The Histeridae are a notoriously difficult group of beetles to ID. Most are very similar and shiny black in colour. They are commonly found in horse and cattle dung and have a habit of withdrawing their appendages close to the body. This Margarinotus brunneus was found under carrion at Clipstone Old Quarter in late April 2009, along with numbers of Hister unicolor.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Margarinotus brunneus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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