Melanotus villosus (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
One of 65 UK species belonging to the Elateridae (Click Beetles) is Melanotus villosus, a large click beetle (c20mm) which we have found to be fairly frequent under loose bark on old Pine stumps. The one pictured was found in May 2008 at Clipstone Old Quarter, in Sherwood Forest.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Melanotus villosus
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). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Jenny Wallace. NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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 April 2019

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