Enicmus testaceus (Stephens, 1830) 
A tiny species which in Nottinghamshire is largely confined to the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas, but nationally is fairly widespread across much of the southern-half of the UK. A saproxylic species, meaning it is associated with dead wood at some point of its life cycle, The one below, was one of several which were sat openly on a dead limb of a Poplar sp at Meden Vale in June 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Enicmus testaceus  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Derek Lott Coleoptera Dataset. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Charlie Barnes.

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 June 2020

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