Triplax aenea (Schaller, 1783)
This small and colourful beetle is widely distributed across much of the UK. Measuring about 6mm in length, Triplax aenea can be found on various bracket fungi and often occurs in numbers at the base of brackets. It is less recorded in the Sherwood Forest area than might be thought, as soft bracket fungi is less prevalent than at other sites, but should be fairly widespread over much of Nottinghamshire, although most modern records come from the northern-half of the county.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Triplax aenea
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2020

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