Phymatodes testaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A very rare Longhorn in Nottinghamshire, with the only known records all coming from Sherwood Forest, where it was recorded in 1998 (Lott, D.) and in 2006 and 2007 (Dutton, A.). The most recent record is from Clipstone Old Quarter, when the one below was found just before midnight on the freshly fallen limb of a large Oak in July 2016 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.). Oak is the preferred host plant for the larvae, but other woody plants and trees are used. It is known to occur at MV light traps, but we never recorded it in many years trapping within Sherwood Forest area.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phymatodes testaceus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Adrian Dutton. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Steven Chick. NBGRC. Jason and Lily Reece. Charles Cannon.

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Updated July 2023

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