Tachyporus hypnorum (Fabricius, 1775)
A small but fairly distinctive Rove Beetle, of which we found two adults in late March 2010. Both were found under moss growing on tree stumps at Sherwood Forest CP. A common species, found in a range of habitats, but it's speed makes Tachyporus hypnorum, often difficult to catch, let alone photograph.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tachyporus hypnorum
 
 
 
 
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. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). 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 February 2017

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