Cortinicara gibbosa (Herbst, 1793)
This is a minute beetle measuring just over 1.25mm in length, but one which can be found regularly on the flowers of Hawthorn, but is also easy to find by sieving through moss during the Winter months. In Nottinghamshire, it has been well recorded during invertebrate surveys and most records are from the Sherwood Forest area.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cortinicara gibbosa
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Wil Heeney. Allan and Annette Binding. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Derek Lott. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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