Barynotus moerens (Fabricius, 1792)
This large weevil is also one of the more distinctive, even though identification can be a problem with some species. As a member of the Curculionidae family, it feeds on vegetation and is probably common throughout much of the UK. It is regularly found in open woodland in Spring, when it can be found on low vegetation, often on the upper leaves of Dog's Mercury.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Barynotus moerens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. Sean Tobin. Hugh Middleton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated January 2022

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