Lithostygnus serripennis (Bround, 1914) 
Unfortunately, a species the size of Lithostygnus serripennis is at the limit of our camera's limits, so the photographs illustrating this minute beetle are not of the best quality. Measuring just under 1.5mm in length, this is (not surprisingly) a rarely recorded beetle in Nottinghamshire.

Believed to be of Australasian origin, it is now established in the UK and there have been two recent records. It was found new to Nottinghamshire and the Sherwood Forest area in 2022 by Adrian Dutton and then turned up in a sample of Cedar needles and conifer debris at Retford Cemetery in April 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lithostygnus serripennis    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Adrian Dutton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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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