Pediacus dermestoides (Fabricius, 1792)
Pediacus dermestoides is a small beetle, belonging to the Cucujidae (Flat Bark Beetles) family. They are all fairly small at around 5mm and as their common name implies, found underneath the bark of trees and logs. They are extremely slender and able to get underneath the tightest bark. P. dermestoides is the only member of the family, known to occur in Sherwood Forest.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pediacus dermestoides
 
 
 
 
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). K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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