Autralian Spider Beetle Ptinus tectus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seems genuinely rare in Nottinghamshire with very few records. Ptinus tectus is very much a cosmopolitan species, found indoors around stored foods and museum collections. There are Nottinghamshire records listed on the NBN Atlas from Stapleford in 1991 and Hucknall in 1988, which were verified by the county recorder at the time, but still only classed as being 'plausible' in the record listings for some reason. However, there is a more recent record of this species from Stoke Bardolph in 2023 (Brownley, N. and Brownley, S.). and thanks once again go to Nick and Samantha Brownley for providing the specimen photographed below.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ptinus tectus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated August 2023

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