Phloiophilus edwardsii (Stephens, 1830)
A Nationally notable B species and a beetle which is largely active throughout the colder months of the year. Apart from one historical Sherwood Forest record, Phloiophilus edwardsii seems to have been recorded within the Sherwood Forest NNR on only one occasion since, when found during survey work in 2009/10 (Alexander, K.N.A.). This was a beetle we had looked for over several Winters, eventually finding six adults under bark, on a large section of fungus-covered fallen Oak on Budby South Forest in November 2014.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phloiophilus edwardsii
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Wil Heeney. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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