Endomychus coccineus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A strikingly coloured beetle, which is often mistaken for a ladybird. It is actually a member of the Endomychidae family, sometimes known as Handsome Fungus Beetles. Found throughout the UK, this species can occasionally be found around fungus growing on trees stumps at Sherwood Forest CP, but the top two photographs show a pair which were a surprise find at the site of a small wildlife garden in the middle of New Ollerton in September 2012. The larvae are often found in numbers where they occur on birch stumps, the ones illustrated being found in March 2010.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Endomychus coccineus
 
 
 
 
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). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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