Notiophilus substriatus (Waterhouse, G.R., 1833)
A small ground beetle, with huge eyes and a characteristic appearance. There are several other similar species, with N. biguttatus being the commonest. N. substriatus and N. biguttatus have lengths of around 5mm. This one surprisingly turned out to be the first record we are aware of, for either of the two SSSI's which form Sherwood Forest NNR and was found on Budby South Forest on 21/02/09. The lower two photographs show a particularly colourful example, which was also found on Budby South Forest in early April 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Notiophilus substriatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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Updated February 2017

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