|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.