Taphrorychus bicolor (Herbst, 1793)
This tiny beetle (1.6mm - 2.5mm) is more often known as the Beech Bark Beetle. Despite such a small size, Taphrorychus bicolor can be a serious pest of Beech, boring into the bark and causing damage. In the UK, it is more or less restricted to southern counties, but isolated populations occur much further north. In Nottinghamshire, it has been recorded at Clumber Park and Carburton, but we found this beetle to be present in the bark of a large section of Beech, which had fallen near Cuckney in May 2015.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Taphrorychus bicolor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBN Gateway. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. NBGRC.

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Updated December 2018

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