Dasytes aeratus (Stephens, 1830)
A small thin beetle, superficially looking similar to one of the Cantharidae. With a northerly distribution in Nottinghamshire, this species was new to us in early May 2011, when several turned up at a light trap operated on the edge of Lound Wood, Eakring. The adults are often found visiting flowers, but the most regular method of recording them, is by beating the lower branches of large Oaks. Length 5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dasytes aeratus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Netherfield Wildlife Group. 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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