Kibunea minuta (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small black click beetle, which we have so far only found at Sherwood Forest CP. What was presumably this species, was noted at the site in 2008, but eluded capture in typical click beetle fashion. The few records we have, have all come from low foliage and grass. Kibunea minuta was first recorded at Sherwood Forest by F.A. Hunter in 1978 and then again in 2002 by M.L. Denton.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Kibunea minuta
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. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Wil Heeney. Charlie Barnes. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. 

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Updated January 2022

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