Pseudocistela ceramboides (Linnaeus, 1758)
A fairly large beetle and quite distinctive, being at its most northerly UK range in Nottinghamshire. Superficially, P. ceramboides could be mistaken for Lagria hirta, but this is larger and frequents dead and decaying trees. There are very few Sherwood records, with this one coming to MV light at Sherwood Forest CP in late June 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pseudocistela ceramboides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. 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 2020

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