Cytilus sericeus (Forster, 1771)
Byrrhidae is a small family of beetles, of which there are just ten UK species. The family are colloquially known as Pill Beetles, which stems from their ability to retract all appendages into grooves underneath the body to simulate death. They live among grasses and mosses and are very slow moving. This Cytilus sericeus was found at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2009 and represents the second ever record for Sherwood Forest NNR and there have only been occasional records since.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cytilus sericeus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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 January 2022

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