Triphyllus bicolor (Fabricius, 1777)
This is a tiny beetle, measuring only about 3mm in length. It was found by torchlight, on the trunk of one of the ancient Oaks in Sherwood Forest in October 2008 and is common. It belongs to the Mycetophagidae family, which are generally found on or near fungi, especially bracket fungi.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Triphyllus bicolor
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. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2020

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