Sphaeriestes castaneus (Panzer, 1796) 
Very much confined to the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas of Nottinghamshire, Sphaeriestes castaneus is a small species which is typically found on the dead or dying branches of a range of conifers, which sums up accurately the habitat in which the beetle illustrated in the photographs was found, when beaten off a fallen Corsican Pine Pinus nigra at Gibraltar Plantation in late May 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sphaeriestes castaneus    
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). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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