Mycetoporus lepidus (Gravenhorst, 1806)
Several species of Mycetoporus have been recorded from Sherwood Forest over the years, but the finding of this Mycetoporus lepidus, was our first personal record of the species. Superficially like an over-sized Tachyporus, there are numerous similar species to make identification difficult. Found by invertebrate sampling a grass tussock on Budby South Forest in late March 2013.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mycetoporus lepidus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (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

copyright Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ( . .
Beetle Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Beetle Photo Gallery - Text version