Enochrus testaceus (Fabricius, 1801)
A rare beetle at Sherwood Forest NNR, with just three Sherwood Forest records prior to the one in the lower photographs from July 2010, which was attracted to MV light at Clipstone Old Quarter during a moth trapping session. As with many beetles, there are always several similar species to make any ID difficult. The top two photographs show a beetle, taken from a well vegetated colliery tank at Bevercotes Pit Wood in May 2013.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Enochrus testaceus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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 February 2017

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