Abraeus perpusillus (Marsham, 1802) 
A small beetle which is unlikely to be encountered, unless specifically targeted during invertebrate surveys of dead wood. Most of Nottinghamshire's recent records, have (as probably expected) come from the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas, but there are two records from the south of the county, from Radcliffe-on-Trent in April 2015 (Dutton, A.) and from Stoke Bardolph Wood, where this one turned up in an old woodchip/bark mulch pile in July 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Abraeus perpusillus  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Adrian Dutton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Derek Lott Coleoptera Dataset. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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