Glischrochilus hortensis (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
Glischrochilus hortensis is one of three species of Glischrochilus beetles found in the UK. These are small beetles (around 5mm in length) and often found near exuding tree sap. Having said that, three of these were found at night in late April 2009, all underneath the fungus Birch Polypore in Sherwood Forest CP. This beetle was first recorded from Sherwood Forest in 1998, but seems quite common at many sites, even turning up on our window in Market Warsop.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Glischrochilus hortensis
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. Liam Andrews. Wil Heeney. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Dr Robert Tansey. NBGRC. David Shaw. 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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