|A tiny beetle, which was beaten off one of the ancient Oaks at Sherwood Forest Country Park in early June 2012. Four of these dull coloured adults were taken at one time, but Dorcatoma chrysomelina does not seem to be common at Sherwood, as other ancient Oaks at the Country Park and nearby Clipstone Old Quarter failed to produce any further adults at all. In the UK, this beetle has a scattered distribution and this was the fifth Sherwood Forest NNR record. Length between 1.8mm and 2.5mm. The beetle in the accompanying photographs is covered with extremely small mites.|
|UK distribution of Dorcatoma chrysomelina|
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