Rhyzobius litura (Fabricius, 1787)
Another very small beetle of the Coccinellidae group (Ladybirds) From the numerous adults we have found, Rhyzobius litura seems to measure only around 2.5 - 3mm at maximum. Probably the only way to find this beetle, is by beating the lower branches of trees and shrubs or by sweep netting. The one photographed, was found on Pine at Warsop Main Pit Top in early August 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhyzobius litura
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding. Tim Sexton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2022

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