Platycis minutus (Fabricius, 1787)
Less commonly found than the slightly larger Pyropterus nigroruber, this is another scarce beetle with Nationally notable status. Known as Net-winged Beetles (Lycidae) both species tend to favour well vegetated sections in the shadier parts of Sherwood Forest CP. These one was found at Sherwood Forest CP in September 2011 (upper two photographs) and August 2009.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platycis minutus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006.

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Updated February 2017

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