Dermestes lardarius (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Probably now something of an unrecordedbeetle in Nottinghamshire now, compared to when the food and retail industry was less clean in its standards of practice. Dermestes lardarius is ow reduced to something of a rarity and modern records are very few. The NBN Atlas lists two modern records (from the Nottingham and Mansfield areas) but those records were only supplied with a two-figure grid reference, which in effect renders the value of uch records to the point of being completely useless.

However, there are two very recent Nottinghamshire records, both coming from sites quite close together. One was recorded at Colwick Woods by Wil Heeney in April 2014 and the one below was found inside a factory at Stoke Bardolph in April 2023 and kindly provided for photographing to illustrate the species by Nick and Samantha Brownley.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dermestes lardarius    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Wil Heeney. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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 2024

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