|A rare beetle
which was previously believed to be extinct in the UK.
However, there have been recent records and the true
status of Agelastica alni, is currently unknown
and has RDB K (Insufficiently known) status. Commonly
known as the Alder Leaf Beetle, Agelastica alni
was once believed to have migrant tendancies. It is an
obvious species when seen, measuring around 7mm in
length. Its appearence on several small Alders growing on
Warsop Main Pit Top in September 2014, was surprising.
There were believed to be no previous county records, but
this beetle had been recorded at Dyscarr Wood in north
Nottinghamshire by Pauline Bradford on June 11th 2014.
Recorded from Shireoaks Pit Top in April 2015 (Toplis, C.).