Salpingus ruficollis (Linnaeus, 1761)
This small beetle is probably fairly common around the Sherwood Forest area, yet it's diminutive size (3.75mm) makes it a difficult find. There is another very similar species, but ID is quite easy in comparison between the two. We found three adult Salpingus ruficollis on a dead Birch tree after dark in mid-October 2009, these being the first at Sherwood Forest CP since 1998.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Salpingus ruficollis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. NBGRC. 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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