Megatoma undata (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small but distinctively marked beetle which belongs to the Dermestidae family of Carpet and Hide beetles. It has been recorded on several occasions from the Sherwood Forest NNR, but this was the first record for Budby South Forest in April 2010, when it was found on the ground near several Rabbit burrows. The lower two photographs were of one found climbing a Birch trunk at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2010. Length around 5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Megatoma undata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Meg Skinner. 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. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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