Salpingus planirostris (Fabricius, 1787)
This small beetle is fairly common around the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire, yet it's diminutive size (3.75mm) makes it difficult to find. Salpingus planirostris has been found several times at Sherwood Forest since 1998, but records away from Sherwood are unusual, with examples found at Halloughton Dumble near Southwell in 2014 (Heeney, W.) and at Gunthorpe in 2015 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.).
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Salpingus planirostris
 
 
 
 
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. Wil Heeney. 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). Wil Heeney.

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

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