Scolytus multistriatus (Marsham, 1802)
This is an extremely small bark beetle which is found underneath the bark of Elm. The distinctive galleries of Scolytus multistriatus remain evident many years after the beetle and it's resulting offspring have died, and such galleries mark virtually every single Elm stump and branch left in Nottinghamshire. This dead female, still in the gallery, died after having laid her eggs. Females can often be found in such situ, but identification of this group is difficult. The photographs shown here, were all found on the old Elm stump in our own garden at Market Warsop, taken in March 2010.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scolytus multistriatus
 
 
 
 
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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