Pterostichus oblongopunctatus (Fabricius, 1787)
This seems to be a common Ground Beetle around much of both Sherwood Forest, but has been noted occasionally at Lound Wood near Eakring. 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. 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). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC.

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Updated December 2018

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