Olibrus aeneus (Fabricius, 1792)
A tiny (2mm) flower beetle, which is usually found on the flowers of grasses and Compositae flowers, such as Ox-eye Daisy. There are several species, of which Olibrus aeneus is perhaps one of the most easily distinguished, but identification is still difficult. Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top in July 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Olibrus aeneus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Charlie Barnes.

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Updated January 2022

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