Ptinus sexpunctatus (Panzer, 1792)
There are few records of this distinctive beetle from the county, but Ptinus sexpunctatus is likely to become increasingly more reported, as it is often associated with the nests of various species of bees. With the considerable rise in popularity of bee 'hotels' in recent years, there are now a growing number of records coming from suburban areas such as Carlton (per Dutton, A.), Mapperley in Nottingham and Market Warsop.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ptinus sexpunctatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Adrian Dutton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tom Shields. Dave and Veronica McGeever.

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Updated January 2022

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