Scaphidium quadrimaculatum (Olivier, 1790)
Although one of the Rove Beetles, S. quadrimaculatum is completely different in shape. During survey work of Sherwood Forest Coleoptera in July 2008, this beetle was found twice, both times sitting on the underside of fallen logs, but has a tendancy to drop off readily when approached. The beetle in the lower two photographs was found at Sherwood Forest in October 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scaphidium quadrimaculatum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. 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. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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Updated April 2019

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