Malthodes minimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
This diminutive beetle, could be very easily mistaken for a tiny parasitic wasp at first glance, yet is actually a Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae) Measuring little more than 4mm long, this Malthodes minimus turned up whilst beating Hawthorns on Penny Pasture Common in late June 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Malthodes minumus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Charlie Barnes.

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 2022

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