Drymus brunneus (Sahlberg, 1848)
One of the two common Drymus species, which are very difficult to tell apart in the field. Drymus brunneus shows a slight brownish colouration to the rear of the pronotum, but it is still easily confused with Drymus sylvaticus. Adults can be found over the Winter months, hibernating under logs and stones. Our recent records have come from under corrugated sheeting on Sherwood Heath SSSI in March 2014 and from sample of moss taken off the side of a large rock at Clipstone Old Quarter in March 2020.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Drymus brunneus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. 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 2021

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