Trixagus dermestoides (Linnaeus, 1767)
A very small beetle measuring just 2.75mm, which is common in woodland areas. Trixagus dermestoides is the commonest of the Throscidae beetles, which are closely related to the more familiar Click Beetles (Elateridae) The larvae develop in wood and the best way to find them is by sweeping grass during the late afternoon or early evening. This adult in the photograph below, was found at Clipstone Old Quarter in late May 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trixagus dermestoides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Wil Heeney. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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