Bitoma crenata (Fabricius, 1775)
This is a tiny beetle, measuring around 2.5mm. Found mostly underneath bark, Bitoma crenata is easily overlooked. This beetle can be common at Clipstone Old Quarter near Edwinstowe, when groups can be found under the bark on Beech stumps, which are infected by fungus. There are several records for the Sherwood Forest NNR area.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bitoma crenata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. Phil Lee.

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Updated November 2017

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