Anaspis maculata (Geoffrey in Fourcroy, 1785)
A small and common beetle over much of Nottinghamshire. Distinctly shaped, Anaspis maculata is just one of a number of species which belong to the Scraptiidae family, many of which are entirely black and difficult to identify to species. It is most frequently found on flowers, with this one recorded near Edwinstowe in June 2018. Length around 3.5mm.
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. Richard Davidson. NBGRC. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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