Litargus connexus (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
A common beetle, associated with fungi and often found underneath bark. This tiny beetle measures little more than 2.25mm, with females seemingly slightly larger than males. The only records Dilys and I have are from underneath the bark of a dead Hawthorn at Penny Pasture Common, Eakring Meadows NR in late March 2010 and more recently, under the bark of a large Beech stump in Church Warsop Cemetery in February 2024.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Litargus connexus
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). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Wil Heeney. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Phil Lee.

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Updated November 2017

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