Thanatophilus rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Found on carrion at Clipstone Old Quarter in April 2009, at Rainworth Heath in 2014 and most recently at Clipstone Forest, Thanatophilus rugosus is superficially similar to the very common Silpha atrata. There are few records for Sherwood Forest (the previous to our Clipstone Old Quarter record being in 2004) which was the first since before Carr's book was published back in 1916. Not a commonly encountered species anywhere in Nottinghamshire.
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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. Charlie Barnes. Phil Lee. NBGRC.

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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