Dermestoides sanguinicollis a rare saproxylic beetle new to Britain

 Whilst processing vane trap samples collected on 27 May 2018 from Sherrardspark Wood, an SSSI near Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (TL2313 VC 20), DDA found a single specimen of an unfamiliar clerid, which was not in Hackston (2015). It was recognised by John Lamin via social media as the European species Dermestoides sanguinicollis (Fabricius), an identification later confirmed by MVLB. This beetle (Fig. 1) has not previously been reported in Britain. It is unmistakeable in the British fauna, resembling Tillus elongatus (Linnaeus) (Cleridae) in colour, but not in sha,

Click here to read the rest of the article.: (PDF) Dermestoides sanguinicollis (Fabricius, 1787) (Cleridae: Korynetinae), a rare saproxylic beetle new to Britain