Tetratoma fungorum (Fabricius, 1790)
A colourful beetle, found in or on Bracket Fungus, probably only that which grows commonly on Birch. Several of these beetles were found at Sherwood Forest in October 2008. This species is superficially similar to Triplax aenea, another common beetle of Bracket Fungus. Length around 6mm.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tetratoma fungorum
 
 
 
 
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). 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).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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