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DIENERELLA SEPARAT DA REITT. (COL., LATHRIDIIDAE), NOT D. ELONGATA (CURT.) FROM ST AVERTON PARK, SUFFOLK R . C . WELCH

In t h e list of C o l e o p t e r a r e c o r d e d f r o m Staverton Park d u r i n g 1972 and 1973 by W e l c h & H a r d i n g (1974), I r e c o r d e d a Single Cartodere elongata ( C u r t . ) collected on 21 J u n e 1972 in t h e bracket f u n g u s Piptoporus betulinus on a fallen birch in t h e P a r k . D . R. Nash (1980) in describing various Suffolk L a t h r i d i i d a e r e f e r s to t h e a b o v e record of Dienerella elongata as being the 'first reliable' r e c o r d f o r the C o u n t y . I have recently had cause t o check my s p e c i m e n s of Dienerella and find that m o s t , including t h e Staverton P a r k s p e c i m e n , are D. separanda R e i t t . T h e elytral c h a r a c t e r s described by A . A . Allen (1967) m a k e f o r easy Separation of these t w o species, especially if o n e has b o t h species side by side for c o m p a r i s o n .

References A l l e n , A . A . (1967). A clarification of t h e status of Cartodere separanda R e i t t . ( C o l . , L a t h r i d i i d a e ) ; and C. schueppeli Reitt. n e w to Britain. Entomologist's mon. Mag. 102 (1966), 192. N a s h , D . R. (1980). N o t e s on the Suffolk List of C o l e o p t e r a : 2— L a t h r i d i i d a e . Suffolk nat. Hist. 1 8 , 1 3 4 . W e l c h , R. C. & H a r d i n g , P. T . (1974). A preliminary list of the f a u n a of S t a v e r t o n P a r k , Suffolk. nat. Hist. 16, 287. R . Colin W e l c h , Institute of T e r r e s t r i a l Ecology, Monks Wood Experimental Station, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, C a m b s P E 1 7 2LS. C o y t e , W . B. (1796). Hortus Botanicus Gippovicensis. Ipswich. L o u d o n , J. C . (1836). Encyclopaedia of Plants. L o n d o n . F. W . S i m p s o n .

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Dienerella separanda Reitt. (Lathridiidae), not D. elongata (Curt.) from Staverton Park, Suffolk  
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