Ampedus pomorum (Herbst, 1784)
Ampedus pomorum is a brightly coloured click beetle and is probably found largely in the Sherwood Forest area, where this one was discovered resting on Nettles underneath an old Birch tree in May 2007. The red and black Ampedus click beetles are a difficult group to tell apart, but the red on A. pomorum can often be less intense than on A. quercicola and others, though this is not a 100% ID feature.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ampedus pomorum
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. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated May 2022

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