Cychramus luteus (Fabricius, 1787)
This small beetle was recorded from Sherwood Forest in October 2008, when it was attracted to an MV light trap during a moth-trapping session and it has turned up at MV light in our Market Warsop garden more recently in 2021. Cychramus luteus is a small species, with a length of around 4mm and belongs to the Nitidulidae family, known as sap and pollen beetles. Although it is believed to be common, there are relatively few recent county records and it appears to be largely confined to the Sherwood Forest area.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cychramus luteus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2022

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