Atholus duodecimstriatus (Schrank, 1781)
This is another of the many beetles found in or near dung. A. duodecimstriatus is quite distinctive among other Hister beetles, it's latin name being descriptive of the number and pattern of the striata on the elytra. This is quite a small species at around 5mm in length and one found on just two occasions although we've never regularly sampled dung or manure heaps. Our records are from Penny Pasture Common, Eakring in August 2008 and Church Warsop in May 2020.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Atholus duodecimstriatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. 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 June 2020

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