Dermestes murinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Belonging to the Dermestidae family, this Dermestes murinus was found on carrion at Clipstone Old Quarter, part of the Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI which comprises part of the Sherwood Forest NNR. It was found in April 2009 and represents the first traceable record for Sherwood Forest since historical times. This is an attractively marked beetle, covered in fine scales and with an overall bluish appearance, with most of the underside being cream/white. Length of this individual was 9mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dermestes murinus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Craig Howat.

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Updated January 2016

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