Cyphon laevipennis (Tournier, 1868)
This is a small beetle (c3.5mm) and at first glance very similar to many leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) yet Cyphon laevipennis actually belongs to Scirtidae. There are numerous confusion species and many Cyphon are difficult to identify. We found good numbers of this beetle under bark, or within old Bulrush stems at Rufford Country Park in February 2013. Identification was confirmed by dissection, which is the only real way to determine species accurately. Until recently, known as Cyphon phragmiteticola.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cyphon laevipennis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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