Meligethes aeneus (Fabricius, 1775)
These tiny (2.5 - 3mm) beetles are often abundant on any flowers during June and July. Occasionally, they can number a dozen or more on single flower-heads of Creeping Thistle or Ox-eye Daisy. M. aeneus belongs to the Nitidulidae family of Sap and pollen Beetles. The one pictured, was photographed at Eakring Flash in late July 2008.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Meligethes aeneus
 
 
 
 
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). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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