Malthinus flaveolus (Herbst, 1786)
Malthinus flaveolus is one of the smallest of the Cantharidae. There are about 40 species of Soldier Beetles in the UK and most are frequent visitors to thistles and umbelliferous flowers. With such a small size, this is a difficult species to find, but they are occasionally attracted to MV light traps. The one pictured, was attracted to an MV light trap at Clipstone Old Quarter in early June 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Malthinus flaveolus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Tim Sexton. Charlie Barnes. NBGRC. David Shaw.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2022

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