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Sexton beetle

Observed: 30th September 2007 By: mikee84mikee84’s reputation in Invertebratesmikee84’s reputation in Invertebrates
SD532020 1

In area of beaten-down long rank grass in an old pasture, near a dead tree.

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location checks out too!

Thanks for the ID Syrphus. I am happy to take your word for it... but the locality seems to fit as well. The NBN map shows a dot near where I recorded the beetle... looking into it more, turns out this was the same 10-km square as my sighting. After downloading the data into Excel, I can see that the record(s) for this square (English Nature 1999-2002 data) are actually from the same locality as mine, Wimpole Hall; their grid ref is only c.200 m north and west from where I recorded mine.