Platyrhinus resinosus (Scopoli, 1763)
A striking species and one of just eight Anthribidae found in the UK. Platyrhinus resinosus feeds on the fungus Daldinia concentrica, more usually known as King Alfred's Cakes, which is a common fungi of old and poor condition Ash trees. Fairly widespread across much of Nottinghamshire with a trend for records along the Trent Valley, this species should be looked for anywhere there is Ash.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platyrhinus resinosus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Pauline Bradford.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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