Anaspis maculata (Geoffrey in Fourcroy, 1785)
A small and probably common beetle of Sherwood Forest. Distinctly shaped. Anaspis maculata is just one of a large number of species which belong to the Scraptiidae family, many of which are difficult to identify to species. It is most frequently found on flowers, with this one being of several beaten from blossom at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2009. Length around 3.5mm.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anaspis maculata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding. Tim Sexton. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney.

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Updated February 2017

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