Scymnus suturalis (Thunberg, 1795)
A member of the Coccinellidae group (Ladybirds) Scymnus suturalis is a tiny beetle. It is common on Scots Pine at Budby South Forest and is probably common throughout most of Nottinghamshire, wherever there are Pines. With a length little more than 1.75 - 2.25mm, this is less easily found by simple foliage searching methods, but beating the lower branches of Pines, usually reveals it's presence quite easily.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scymnus suturalis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006.

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Updated January 2016

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