Orchestes signifer (Creutzer, 1799)
Possibly restricted to the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire, this is another tiny Weevil, best found by beating the foliage of Oak, or (as in this case) looking for the leaf mine. The mine in the lower right photograph was found at Clipstone Old Quarter in late May 2016 and was soon vacated by the bright yellow larva. Pupation occurred and the adult promptly emerged on June 8th 2016.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orchestes signifer
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tony Drane. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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