Ocys quinquestriatus (Gyllenhal, 1810)
According to the NBN Atlas, Ocys quinquestriatus was previously unknown in Nottinghamshire until this one was found under a piece of loose mortar on the western side of Cuckney Church in early April 2017. Not a common beetle anywhere in the UK, it is a synanthropic species, which lives on old walls and buildings etc and is active at night. Length around 5mm.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ocys quinquestriatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 April 2017

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