Datonychus melanostictus (Marsham, 1802)
Generally widespread over much of the southern UK, with records reaching as far north as Yorkshire. There are Nottinghamshire records from Bentinck Banks in 2007 (Kirby, P.) and Nottingham University's Jubilee Campus in 2008 (Gurney, M.) before the example shown below right, was found and photographed by Tim Sexton at Attenborough NR in 2015. Most recently recorded from the former Warsop Main pit top in 2019 and 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Datonychus melanostictus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2022

copyright Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (www.eakringbirds.com) . .
Beetle Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Beetle Photo Gallery - Text version