Xantholinus linearis (Olivier, 1795)
A common Rove Beetle across much of Nottinghamshire, with records coming from a range of habitats. X. linearis regularly turns up in leaf litter samples, but like so many other Staphylinidae, is impossible to correctly identify from photographs alone, as there are several other very similar species. The ones below, were both found in leaf litter samples taken from Market Warsop cemetery in early 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Xantholinus linearis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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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