Paromalus flavicornis (Herbst, 1792)
This tiny (3mm) Histerid, is barely even recognisable as being a beetle, unless aware that such shaped species even exist. Many Histeridae are larger and often found in carrion or dung, but Paromalus flavicornis is a beetle found under bark or in/near fungi. Several adults were found under bark of a fallen Beech branch near Cuckney in early May 2015 and more recently, a single specimen turned up (again on Beech) at Cutts Wood near Bilsthorpe in April 2023. It has been recorded from Sherwood Forest and also Treswell Wood.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Paromalus flavicornis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. 

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Updated January 2022

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