Chequered Click Beetle Prosternon tessellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is a distinctive Click Beetle and another species for which there was little information on UK internet sites. It was photographed in Sherwood Forest at the end of May 2006 and was surprisingly approachable. Belonging to the Elateridae (Click Beetles) P. tessellatum is described as being local in the UK, although this is probably due to a lack of consistant recording, than generally being scarce.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Prosternon tessellatum
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (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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