Agrilus sinuatus (Olivier, 1790)
Agrilus sinuatus is one of the Jewel Beetles (Buprestidae) and possibly uncommon, or more likely under-recorded in Nottinghamshire. The larval exit holes are shown here on their discovery in early March 2010. Agrilus sinuatus larvae feed on dead or dying Hawthorn, such as this Hawthorn on Penny Pasture Common at Eakring Meadows NR. Sherwood Forest had it's first record in 2009 (K. Alexander), and this may currently be one of very few sites for the beetle in Nottinghamshire. It is hoped to photograph the adults later in 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agrilus sinuatus
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). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Richard Rogers.

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Updated February 2017

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