Dasytes plumbeus (Müller, 1776) 
One of a number of very similar small beetles, Dasytes plumbeus is an uncommon species in Nottinghamshire and there may well be an element of under-recording making this beetle appear less common than it actually is. Usually found on flowers, particularly those of Umbellifers and Bramble and found along flower rich field edges and woodland rides etc. The photograph below right, shows the difference in size between this species and the much larger Paracorymbia fulva, photographed at Bleasby in early July 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dasytes plumbeus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024

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