Mycetophagus atomarius (Fabricius, 1787)
This small beetle is one of the Mycetophagidae family, sometimes known as hairy fungus beetles. This is generally a common species across much of the UK and extremely similar to Mycetophagus multipunctatus. Found on the common Fungi Daldinia concentrica (more frequently known as King Alfred's Cakes) several Mycetophagus atomarius were found in company with the smaller Biphyllus lunatus, at Warsop Wood in early May 2015.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mycetophagus atomarius
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. 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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