Lindenius albilabris (Fabricius, 1793)  
A small species with numerous very similar other small black species which make identification difficult. Allow for slight variations in the amount of yellow on the legs and identification becomes even more problematic. Lindenius albilabris is fairly widespread on light sandy soils found down the western side of Nottinghamshire. There are a number of records (as would be expected) from the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas and there must be a degree of  under-recording. Known sites on the distrbution map, range from Attenborough NR in the south, to Finningley in the north.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lindenius albilabris  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Derek Whiteley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sorby Natural History Society. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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