Silpha tristis (Illiger, 1798)   
Silpha tristis is very similar to the much more common Silpha atrata, but there are differences in size (tristis is slightly larger) and has more even puncturation on the pronutum and elytra. There are other subtle differences which aid identification. This adult was found on grass at Sherwood Forest in June 2016.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Silpha tristis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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 January 2024

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