Lagria hirta (Linnaeus, 1758)
A regularly encountered beetle, Lagria hirta is most often found on low foliage during the day, but we have recorded this occasionally at MV light when moth trapping. On immediate appearance, this species could easily be mistaken for one of the Cantharidae, but actually belongs to the Tenebrionidae family. The elytra are densely covered in hairs, lending an easy feature towards identification.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lagria hirta
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Meg Skinner. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Pauline Bradford. Jim Flanagan. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Richard Davidson. NBGRC. Barry Lygo. 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. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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