Curculio rubidus (Gyllenhal, 1835) 
Described as widespread but local, Curculio rubidus  is not a common species in Nottinghamshire and records reflect its restricted range. As might be expected, Sherwood Forest makes up the bulk of the county's records, but occasional specimens are taken from other sites, including Holme Pierrepont and most recently from Beeston, where the individual below originated from. Found in the car on a journey to County Durham in August 2021, this was a surprise stowaway in Tim Sexton's car and great care was taken to ensure it remained captive, until safely back in Nottingham. Thanks go to Tim for the accompanying photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Curculio rubidus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sherwood Forest Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Tim Sexton. Adrian Dutton. Sorby Invertebrate Group. Sorby Natural History Society. Sean Browne.

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Updated August 2022

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