Denticollis linearis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Although not structurally obvious at first glance, this is actually a click beetle (Elateridae) Denticollis linearis is a common species of grassy areas, these were found and photographed at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2008 and 2010. The black form of this beetle shown in the lower two photographs is far less common than the brown form. We have only seen this colour form on two occasions, both at Sherwood Forest CP in 2008 and 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Denticollis linearis
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. Wil Heeney. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Tim Sexton. Pauline Bradford. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney. NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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