Ctenicera cuprea (Fabricius, 1775)
One of over 60 UK species of Click Beetles, Ctenicera cuprea has to rank as one of the most colourful species. There are two colour forms, with the named form C. cuprea f.aeruginosus being entirely metallic purple and green. With a UK distribution of records predominantly from sites north of a line stretching from the Severn Estuary to The Wash, records of this beetle in Nottinghamshire are rare. The NBN Gateway lists old records from Wollaton Park and one from the 1990's labelled as SK56. The beetles illustrated were among a total of three found on grass and low vegetation, at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Rainworth Heath reserve in early June 2014.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ctenicera cuprea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Adrian Dutton.

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Updated January 2022

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