Cartodere bifasciata (Reitter, 1877)
This is a minute beetle, measuring little more than 2mm in length. Cartodere bifasciata is probably a difficult species to find in the field, but it has been recorded during surveys at Sherwood Forest on quite a few occasions over the years. This one however, was found on our car at Budby South Forest on a warm April afternoon in 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cartodere bifasciata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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