Platystomos albinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is another striking beetle. Although similar to Platyrhinus resinosus at first glance, this is a much rarer species in Nottinghamshire, limited to just two recent county records. The one illustrated, was found by visiting entomologists Paul and Helen Brock and John and Denise Bingham at Sherwood Forest CP in late May 2018, which was thought at the time to be the first Nottinghamshire record. However, one was recorded (the specimen retained and photographed) by Phil Lee at Treswell Wood in May 2017.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platystomos albinus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 May 2018

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