Clambus pubescens (Beck, 1817) 
This is another minute beetle which has undoubtedly been overlooked historically in Nottinghamshire before. Measuring only around a 1.0mm in length, Clambus pubescens is one of several similar species which are very difficult to identify. In fact the family Clambidae is often regarded as being so difficult, that many coleopterists don't bother to record them. The one illustrated, was one of three which turned up in a rotting grass cutting sample, heavy with mould from Kirton Wood.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Clambus pubescens     
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Charlie Barnes. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024

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