Byturus ochraceus (Scriba, 1790)
A small species (around 3.5 - 4mm) found commonly in Spring on flowers. Dandelion flowers seems particularly favoured, often with several beetles per flower. The very similar Byturus tomentosus makes identification less straight forward, but B. ochraceus has comparatively larger eyes to B. tomentosus.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Byturus ochraceus
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). Allan and Annette Binding. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. NBGRC. 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. Stuart Davenport. David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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