Ivy Boring Beetle Ochina ptinoides (Marsham, 1802)
A small wood boring beetle, which seems to have a rather limited range within Nottinghamshire. However, this could just be down to lack of recorder effort, rather than Ochina ptinoides being genuinely scarce. There are modern records from Clumber Park in 2008 and Thoresby Estate (Alexander, K.N.A.) the following year. The most recent record seems to be of three beetles we beat from Ivy growing up the trunks of Sycamores at Cockglode Wood near Sherwood Heath in 2016.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ochina ptinoides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2022

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