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.