Stilbus testaceus (Panzer, 1796)
Measuring just under 2mm, Stilbus testaceus is a fairly widespread beetle of flowers. It's extremely small size makes it easy to miss and this one actually turned up in an invertebrate sample taken from a grass tussock on Budby South Forest in March 2013. In recent years there have been several records from the Sherwood Forest NNR and should be common across much of Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stilbus testaceus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2022

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