Hylecoetus dermestoides (Linnaeus, 1761)
The commoner of the two representatives of the Lymexylidae family in the UK, although Hylecoetus dermestoides still attains NB status. Like Lymexylon navale, this beetle is an extremely slender species and unlikely to be confused with any other beetle apart from one of the red coloured Soldier Beetles. Found commonly and often observed in flight at Sherwood Forest CP during late April and May. The male is illustrated in the lower two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hylecoetus dermestoides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. David and Veronica McGeever. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. David and Veronica McGeever.

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Updated January 2022

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