Stenamma debile (Förster, 1850
This ant was found at the western end of Sherwood Heath in October 2020 and was taken home, as it was one of those instances where something about it 'just looked different'. When examined, it keyed it out to be Stenamma debile and is believed to be the first Nottinghamshire record. Stenamma are fairly distinctive among so-called 'red ants', with extremely small eyes (much smaller than all Myrmica spp) slow movement, dark colouration and small size.

In early April 2023, another worker was found in a leaf litter sample taken from Cockglode Wood, less than 50 metres of the site of the original 2020 record.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenamma debile   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton

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Updated January 2024

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