Biphyllus lunatus (Fabricius, 1787)
A common beetle associated with Daldinia concentrica (a fungi often known as King Alfred's Cakes) which is found growing on Ash. Despite being regarded as common, we have recorded Biphyllus lunatus on just two occasions. Both were adults found over-wintering under loose bark at Lound Wood in late March 2010 and most recently at Gunthorpe in late February 2015. Length 3.0-3.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Biphyllus lunatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006.

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Updated November 2017

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