Phloiotrya vaudoueri (Mulsant, 1856)
This nocturnal beetle seems quite common in Sherwood Forest. It was found by torchlight on log piles and came to light during a moth trapping session at the Major Oak on one occasion in July. Males were found to be smaller than females, which reach a length of around 10mm. P. vaudoueri belongs to the Melandryidae family and is distinctive alone, by both shape and posture, with the head tucked below the pronutum.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phloiotrya vaudoueri
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). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). 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 2022

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