Nanophyes marmoratus (Goeze, 1777)
Measuring just 1.5mm - 2mm, this tiny Weevil is one of the few which (with experience) are distinctive enough to identify in the field. Nanophyes marmoratus is common on Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) across much of the southern UK, but in Nottinghamshire it seems to have a more patchy distribution. It is best found by sweeping or beating foliage and for three years, we regularly checked a large area of Purple Loosestrife growing at Warsop Main Pit Top, finally beating a single individual in mid-September 2015. It was reported as being very common at Attenborough NR in 2015 (Sexton, T.) and there is also a record for the NWT reserve at Wilwell Farm Cutting.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nanophyes marmoratus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Jim Flanagan. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated January 2022

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