Byturus tomentosus (De Geer, 1774)
Known as a pest of Raspberries, B. tormentosus is a very common beetle. It is often found on flowers, which is where this one was taken at Sherwood Forest in July 2008, with a sweep net. Identification is difficult as there is confusion with the almost identical Byturus ochraceus, although B. tormentosus has comparatively smaller eyes than B. ochraceus. Size around 4mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Byturus tomentosus
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). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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