Pterostichus oblongopunctatus (Fabricius, 1787)
This seems to be a common Carabid around the Sherwood Forest NNR and Clumber Park areas. There are many similarly coloured and sized Ground Beetles (Carabidae) but P. oblongopunctatus can be recognised by at least four puncture-like depressions in the elytra. Commonly found under bark or logs on the ground in Sherwood Forest, but sporadic in its occurrence away from there. Length around 10-12mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pterostichus oblongopunctatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Allan and Annette Binding. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding (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. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. 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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