Red-breasted Carrion Beetle Oiceoptoma thoracicum (Linnaeus, 1758)
The Red-breasted Carrion Beetle belongs to the Silphidae family (more commonly grouped as burying beetles) This example was the first time that I had seen the species and was photographed in Lound Wood on 27/04/05. The Red-breasted Carrion Beetle is a common woodland species, feeding on carrion and rotting fungi. With a length of 12-16mm, they are fairly easy to spot with careful searching.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oiceoptoma thoracicum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Howard Williams. NBGRC.

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Updated December 2018

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