Common Furniture Beetle Anobium punctatum (De Geer, 1774) 
Fairly widespread in Nottinghamshire with a scattering of recent records. Anobium punctatum is one of several similar species and is a notoriously more well known than many would imagine. Often commonly called the Woodworm, it is infamous for its boring larva creating galleries within furniture, before finally emerging as an adult. The adults are not often encountered outdoors, but can be beaten from a range of trees and woody shrubs. The ones below, were beaten from Box (Buxus sempervirens) and Ivy (Hedera helix) at Lambley Cemetery in June 2020. Identification is best done by examining a specimen under the microscope.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anobium punctatum  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Tony Drane. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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Updated January 2022

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