Meligethes atratus (Stephens, 1830)
Just one of numerous pollen beetles, Meligethes atratus is fairly common over much of the southern UK, but has been rarely found in Nottinghamshire. This may just be down to these being very difficult beetles to identify with any degree of accuracy in the field. The adults appear in early Spring and can be found on the flowers of Hawthorn and similar flowering shrubs.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Meligethes atratus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 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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