Ptinus fur (Linnaeus, 1758)
Often described by some publications and websites as being common, this does not appear to be the case for Ptinus fur in Nottinghamshire. There seems to be few modern records and only one away from the Sherwood Forest area, but this small beetle, can remain undetected quite easily. The one in the photographs, was one of two found on the underside of some very old and dry bracket fungus, growing on an ancient Oak at Clipstone Old Quarter in April 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ptinus fur
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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