Brachypterus glaber (Stephens, 1832) 
Surprisingly few modern Nottinghamshire records, but it must be fairly widespread in view of Nettle being the hostplant. When found, this small beetle appears to be present in some numbers and it is easily confused with several similar species, so care has to be taken with identification.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Brachypterus glaber    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Charlie Barnes. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Derek Lott Coleoptera Dataset. Tony Drane. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006.

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Updated June 2021

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