Poecilus versicolor (Sturm, 1824)
A colourful ground beetle which frequents dry habitats and found commonly during warm days on Budby South Forest in April 2009. Poecilus versicolor is extremely similar to Poecilus cupreus and differences are subtle. Colouration is variable and we have found pure metallic bright green, through to copper coloured individuals. This beetle was recorded in the Sherwood Forest NNR area for the first time as recently as 2008 and is generally widespread at many sites.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Poecilus versicolor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2017

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