Sitona hispidulus (Fabricius, 1777)
An uncommon Sitona in Nottinghamshire with few modern records we are aware of. The accompanying photographs were kindly sent to us for inclusion by Tim Sexton, who recently turned up S. hispidulus at Attenborough NR in 2016. Other recent records have come from Bentinck Banks in 2007 (Kirby, P.), Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus in 2015 (Heeney, W.), the former Bilsthorpe Colliery and Walter's Lane, Lound GP in 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sitona hispidulus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Charlie Barnes. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). David Shaw. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2022

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