Agrilus biguttatus (Fabricius, 1777)
A beautiful Jewel Beetle. Unfortunately, UK Jewel Beetles lack some of the fantastic colouration of some of those found on the continent. Agrilus biguttatus is the most regularly recorded Agrilus at Sherwood Forest NNR, but still a very difficult find. A large species measuring 11mm in length, It is found on Oak and the larvae bore into the bark of dying trees. The exit holes are shown in the lower two photographs, but have only been recorded on a handful of Oaks within the country park area to date.
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Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP June 2010
 
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Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP June 2009
 
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agrilus biguttatus
 
 
 
 
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). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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