Melanotus castanipes (Paykull, 1800)
One of 65 UK species belonging to the Elateridae (Click Beetles) is Melanotus castanipes. This beetle is only slightly smaller than the similar M. villosus. The one pictured was found in May 2008 under loose bark in Sherwood Forest.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Melanotus castanipes
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. 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 - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2020

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