Agathidium nigripenne (Fabricius, 1792)
Found under the bark of a fallen Beech branch in an old copse near Cuckney in early May 2015, Agathidium nigripenne is distinctive enough to identify with some experience working with beetles. Likely to be under-recorded in Nottinghamshire, this beetle has been recorded from Sherwood Forest, but not since 1978. The beetles are generally found on or near various fungi found growing on mature trees.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agathidium nigripenne
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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