Sphaeridium scarabaeoides (Linnaeus, 1758)
Another member of the Hydrophilidae family, but one slightly easier to identify. It is one of the commonest species to be found in cattle dung, from where several of these were found at Penny Pasture Common in July 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sphaeridium scarabaeoides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Charlie Barnes.

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 January 2022

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