Olibrus corticalis (Panzer, 1796)
Previously recorded just once at Sherwood Forest, by J. R. Tomlin around the turn of the last century, this 2.5mm Olibrus corticalis was surprisingly obvious to locate on a single Ragwort plant, in an area of rough grass on Sherwood Heath SSSI in July 2012. They are common in the south-east of the UK, usually found on flowers in warm weather.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Olibrus corticalis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBGRC.

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Updated January 2022

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