Thanatophilus rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Found on carrion at Clipstone Old Quarter in April 2009 and more recently at Rainworth Heath in 2014, Thanatophilus rugosus is superficially similar to the very common Silpha atrata. There are few records for Sherwood Forest (the previous being in 2004) which was the first since before Carr's book was published back in 1916.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Thanatophilus rugosus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 2016

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