Stenus impressus (Germar, 1824)
Of all the many Rove Beetles, Stenus are the most instantly recognisable in the field, but there are many other species which are only really seperable under a microscope. Grass tussock sampling on Budby South Forest, provided many examples of over-wintering beetles, including several Stenus species, some of which were eventually identified as Stenus impressus.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenus impressus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Liam Andrews. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (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. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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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