Trox scaber (Linnaeus, 1767)
Although this beetle is described nationally as being Local, at Sherwood Forest it has only been recorded three times, the most recent being in May 2010 when we found this example on a dead Willowherb stem. The last time this beetle was found in the Sherwood NNR, was back in 1978. There is one historical record. Trox scaber is most often found in the old carcasses of animals and old bird nests (particularly Owls and Jackdaws) Trox scaber is a distinctive species and one of those beetles which is often accompanied by mites. Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trox scaber
 
 
 
 
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).

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Updated January 2016

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