Violet Weevil Orobitis cyaneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A rare beetle in Nottinghamshire and only known recently from Clumber Park, where it was recorded by Allan and Annette Binding in 2004 and 2008 and then again in 2023 (Pendleton, T.A.) from the grass verges at the Applyhead Lodge entrance. Commonly known as the Violet Weevil, Orobitis cyaneus should be (and probably is) more widespread in the county, as Violet is not an uncommon plant. There are historical records for Clumber (Pegler) and Treswell Wood in 1900 (Thornley). Our thanks go to Tim Sexton, who very kindly allowed us to use his photographs (bottom two).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orobitis cyaneus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated May 2023

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