Pocadius adustus (Reitter, 1888)
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. ferrugineus.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pocadius adustus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2016

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