Epuraea aestiva (Linnaeus, 1758)
A very small beetle, but one of many similar brown species which are difficult to identify and certainly not possible from photographs. Epuraea aestiva is a beetle we have only found once, when we came across at least ten on the white flowers of White Dead-nettle and Garlic Mustard at a maturing wildlife garden in New Ollerton in late April 2014.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epuraea aestiva
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). NBGRC. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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