Attelabus nitens (Scopoli, 1763)
This attractively coloured weevil was found in small numbers (but quite commonly) on Birch and Oak trees around Budby Common and Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire in May 2006. It's common name is the Oak Roller Weevil and it belongs to the Attelabidae family. The males measure about 5mm in length, but the females are larger, at around 7-8mm. The single egg is laid near the edge of a leaf, the leaf is cut and rolled up to protect the developing egg.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Attelabus nitens
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). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Brian Wetton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated November 2022

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