Clambus punctulum (Beck, 1817) 
There appear to be no records of this minute beetle listed on the NBN Atlas, but it has undoubtedly been overlooked historically in Nottinghamshire before. Measuring only around a 1.0mm in length, Clambus punctulum is one of a number of extremely similar species, all of which are very difficult to identify. In fact this family (Clambidae) is often regarded as being so difficult, that many coleopterists don't bother to record them. The one illustrated, turned up in a leaf litter sample, taken from Meden Vale in December 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Clambus punctulum    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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