Octotemnus glabriculus (Gyllenhal, 1827)
Found quite commonly at Sherwood Forest CP, the extremely small Octotemnus glabriculus, is probably less recorded because of it's size (1.5mm) rather than it being particularly uncommon. Colour varies from reddish brown, through to dark brown or almost black. It is often found in company with other Ciidae on various bracket fungi, including Trametes ochracea, which grows commonly at Sherwood Forest CP on cut tree stumps. The photograph below right, shows the considerably smaller Octotemnus glabriculus with Cis boleti.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Octotemnus glabriculus
 
 
 
 
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. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). NBGRC. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. 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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