Scirtes hemisphaericus (Linnaeus, 1758)
On appearence, Scirtes hemisphaericus looks like one of the Chrysomelid Flea Leaf Beetles, but actually belongs to the Scirtidae. The larva is aquatic, so this beetle is usually found near to water bodies. A small beetle, this Scirtes hemisphaericus was found during an invertebrate survey at a small site within the grounds of Newstead Abbey in June 2013. It was found on marginal vegetation,
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scirtes hemisphaericus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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 January 2022

copyright Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ( . .
Beetle Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Beetle Photo Gallery - Text version