Enicmus rugosus (Herbst, 1793) 
Another tiny species which in Nottinghamshire is largely confined to the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas, but nationally is fairly widespread across much of the southern-half of the UK. A saproxylic species, meaning it is associated with dead wood at some point of its life cycle, The one below, was one of two extracted from dead, dry wood in the centre of an old Beech trunk.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Enicmus rugosus  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Derek Lott Coleoptera Dataset. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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Updated April 2023

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