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.