Microplontus campestris (Gyllenhal, 1837)
Found on Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) this small attractive Weevil, is probably more widespread in Nottinghamshire than our map would suggest. Also known from two former Colliery sites, the one in the photographs below, was swept from an area of Ox-eye Daisy at Attenborough NR by Assistant Reserve Manager Tim Sexton (who supplied us with the photographs) in early May 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Microplontus campestris
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Tim Sexton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Updated January 2018

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