Pterostichus niger (Schaller, 1783)
Pterostichus niger is a large and common ground beetle, easily measuring to 20mm long. It is often found under logs, although the adults we found at Sherwood Forest, were all found under recently felled/placed logs. P. niger is entirely black and shiny, with the claws and tibial spines being red.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pterostichus niger
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. Darren Matthews. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. David Shaw. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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