|This small (4mm) and uncommon beetle was
recorded from Sherwood Forest for the first time in
October 2011. Pocadius adustus is very similar
to Pocadius ferrugineus and is associated with
the common Puff-ball fungi Lycoperdon pyriforme,
on which this one was found. Without closer inspection,
this beetle can also be likened to the similarly coloured
Cychramus luteus, but perhaps the easiest way of
determining the two Pocadius species, is by
examining the hairs along the outer edge of the elytra.
In P. adustus, these hairs are longer than on P.