Teredus cylindricus (Olivier, 1790)
An extremely rare beetle, presently classed as RDB1 and endangered in the UK. Teredus cylindricus has been known to occur at Sherwood Forest for many years, but modern Sherwood records are few. We were surprised to find several adults after dark, on a dead section of an old Oak at Clipstone Old Quarter in early January 2013, when weather conditions were extremely mild for the time of year. Measuring around 4.5 - 5mm in length, this beetle is probably very easy to overlook and it may be best to search for it on mild nights during the early Spring.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Teredus cylindricus
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.

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Updated January 2022

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