Tachinus rufipes (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tachinus rufipes is a small species. As a member of the Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles) it has most of it's abdominal segments exposed. The largest example of the group is the Devil's Coach Horse, a familiar and imposing species to many people. Over 1000 species of Staphylinidae in the UK, most are scavengers and can be found in a variety of habitats. They generally inhabit leaf litter, decaying matter and cattle dung and are good fliers.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tachinus rufipes
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 2024

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