Melandrya caraboides (Linnaeus, 1761)
This is a widespread species found throughout much of the UK, between April and August. This is quite a large beetle, which is associated with a wide range of decaying broad leaved trees including Oak, Beech and Birch. The Sherwood Forest CP produces one or two records most years, but Melandrya caraboides remains a scarce beetle within the NNR
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Melandrya caraboides
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 2016

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