Silvanus unidentatus (Olivier, 1790)
This is a very small species, which is most often found under bark. The last record for Sherwood Forest was in 1963, but this is probably due to the size of this beetle (around 2mm) rather than being particularly rare. This adult was one of three found together under the bark of Oak on Budby South Forest in early March 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Silvanus unidentatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated January 2022

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