Chequered Click Beetle Prosternon tessellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
A distinctive species which becomes a dull, unicolorous brown, once the golden hairs become worn off through age. Known more commonly as the Chequered Click Beetle, Prosternon tessellatum is described as being local in the UK and in Nottinghamshire, seems restricted to sites lying predominantly on Sherwood Sandstone.
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). NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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Updated January 2022

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