Tenebrio molitor (Linnaeus, 1758)
More commonly known as the Yellow Mealworm Beetle, the larvae of which are bred for use as food by the exotic pet trade. This is a common beetle, often found in (or near to) human habitation, most especially it seems, in older properties. It is quite slow moving and easy to catch and measures about 11-15mm in length.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tenebrio molitor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Anna Cockayne. Ian Prince.

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Updated January 2022

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