Modellistena pumila (Gyllenhal, 1810)
All the Mordellidae (often known as Tumbling Flower Beetles) are difficult beetles to identifiy, without resorting to dissection and cannot really be safely identified from photographs alone. In Nottinghamshire, Mordellistena pumila seems to be extremely uncommon, with few records. It was found during an invertebrate survey at Bentinck Banks in 2007 (Kirby, P) and most recently from Market Warsop in 2013.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mordellistena pumila
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Banks Invertebrate Survey 2007). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated February 2017

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