Paromalus flavicornis (Herbst, 1792)
This tiny (2mm) Histerid, is barely even recognisable as being a beetle, unless aware that such species even exist. Many of the 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, in an old copse near Cuckney in early May 2015. 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.

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Updated December 2018

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