Attagenus pellio (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small Dermestid (Carpet and Hide Beetles) which is often found on flowers. This Attagenus pellio was found in a Mansfield garden in late June 2010. Like several other species, this one is often classed as a pest and would presumably be common, yet this was the first time we had recorded it. There are just two Sherwood Forest NNR records, one historical and a more recnet 2006 record (Dutton, A. and Dutton, C.)
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Attagenus pellio
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2016

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