Ocypus brunnipes (Fabricius, 1781)
One of the Rove Beetles (Staphylinoidea) Ocypus brunnipes seems quite common under logs in parts of Sherwood Forest. There are several similar species, so an accurate ID is often difficult. This is quite a large species, the one photographed measuring around 13mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ocypus brunnipes
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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