Mycetochara humeralis (Fabricius, 1787)
This Mycetochara humeralis was found by day on an Oak at Sherwood Forest NNR. It is a scarce beetle with a national status of Na (Nationally Scarce Grade A. Recorded in 16-30 10km squares since 1980) and is often recorded under bark and generally nocturnal. It's UK distribution is predominantly confined to the south-east of the UK.

This beetle was originally found at the end of June 2008, but remained frustratingly unidentified until the end of November the same year, before it's identification was finally determined. With having such distinctive markings, it was thought at the time of discovery to be an easy species to identify, but again proved that the internet still lacks images of many insects.

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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mycetochara humeralis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006.

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 January 2016

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