Ampedus cardinalis (Schiödte, 1865)
Ampedus cardinalis is one of several brightly coloured click beetles found in Nottinghamshire and is probably restricted to the Sherwood Forest area, where we have found just one adult. This was in a recently cleared area of Clipstone Old Quarter, that just left the ancient Oaks intact in July 2008. The red and black Ampedus click beetles are very difficult to tell apart, but A. cardinalis is larger than A. quercicola, has less hairs and the pronutum is quite dull in comparison to A. quercicola and more densely punctured.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ampedus cardinalis
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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