Microcara testacea (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Recent records show Microcara testacea to be an uncommon beetle in Nottinghamshire, but there may well be an element of under-recording. It tends to favour sites with small bodies of poor water quality, which have a tendency to dry out. Such habitat was exactly where this one was found, by beating foliage at the entrance to Laxton Middle Wood in July 2020, where dry, shallow roadside ditch pools were present.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Microcara testacea  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Jim Flanagan. Derek Lott Coleoptera Dataset. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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