Malachius bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A common UK species (but apparently rare in Scotland) the Malachite Beetle frequents flower meadows and similar habitats. Covered in black downy hairs, M. bipustulatus is one of 20 UK species belonging to the Melyridae family. It is often very common where it occurs.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Malachius bipustulatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Darren Matthews. Allan and Annette Binding. Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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