|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.