Melasis buprestoides (Linnaeus, 1761) 
Restricted in Nottinghamshire to both the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas, where in hot sunny weather, it can sometimes be found around distressed and dying trees. This one was captured as it landed on an Oak which had been recently 'veteranised', the same tree also being visited by the Jewel Beetle Agrilus biguttatus at the time (mid-June 2022).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Melasis buprestoides  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. Adrian Dutton. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding. Trevor Pendleton.

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Updated June 2022

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