Malthodes marginatus (Latreille, 1806)
In our experience, Malthodes marginatus is an uncommon soldier beetle in Nottinghamshire. The Sherwood Forest NNR has few records and the one photographed was the first we had found, at Clipstone Old Quarter in late May 2011. Length around 6mm, there are several similarly looking species, although these are usually much smaller.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Malthodes marginatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. 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). NBGRC. Jim Flanagan. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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