Stephostethus lardarius (De Geer, 1775)
This is a tiny beetle, which belongs to the Latridiidae family, more often referred to as minute scavenger beetles. Measuring around 2mm, this record from Clipstone Old Quarter in March 2010, represents one of just a handful of records for the Sherwood Forest area. Minute scavenger beetles feed on fungal spores. The one pictured, was discovered over-wintering under bark on a section of felled Pine trunk.
 
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stephostethus lardarius
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006.

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Updated January 2016

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