Dacne bipustulata (Thunberg, 1781)
Dacne bipustulata is a tiny beetle with a length of around 3mm, so quite difficult to find. Belonging to the Erotylidae family, this is a common species, found on or around Bracket Fungi on a range of broadleaved trees. Such fungi growing on Birch may be most commonly utilised, but this one was found on Willow, growing at Penny Pasture Common in July 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dacne bipustulata
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. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). 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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