Liophloeus tessulatus (Müller, O.F., 1776)
This large weevil (around 15mm long) seems to be well distributed around the county and is commonly seen on low vegetation along the old hedgerow at Eakring Flash. Liophloeus tessulatus is one of many UK Weevils which feed on plants. Most are easy to distinguish from other beetles, due the head being extended into a beak (rostrum) with the jaws at the tip.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Liophloeus tessulatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Darren Matthews. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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