Rhizophagus bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1792)
This is a small species, measuring just 2.75 - 3.5mm in length, but one which will be regularly recorded with a degree of effort, often in the company of the slightly larger Rhizophagus dispar. One of several species in the UK, most Monotomidae species are found under bark, often in close proximity to fungal growth.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhizophagus bipustulatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 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. Richard Davidson. NBGRC. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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 2020

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