Thanatophilus sinuatus (Fabricius, 1775)
Found on carrion at Clipstone Old Quarter in April 2009, before turning up again at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2011, Thanatophilus sinuatus is superficially similar to the very common Silpha atrata. The only other real species which could lead to possible misidentification is Thanatophilus rugosus, which has a much more textured and patterned elytra. There are still few records for Sherwood Forest. Difficulty finding suitable carrion in the forest, is probably the reason for it's rarity.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Thanatophilus sinuatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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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