Monotoma testacea (Motschulsky, 1745) 
An uncommon, or overlooked species with apparently no traceable Nottinghamshire records. Monotoma testacea is generally little recorded in the UK and there is just a scattering of records across the southern-half of the UK, including Wales. But this is a very small beetle favouring decaying organic material. This one turned up in a sample of old, dry manure from a long-standing heap at Church Warsop in October 2020, found in with numerous Monotoma bicolor.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Monotoma testacea   
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated October 2020

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