Duckweed Weevil Tanysphyrus lemnae (Paykull, 1792)
This is a very small Weevil measuring just over 2mm in length, usually found near still water where Duckweed grows on the surface. Interestingly though, theone illustrated, was found by sieving through moss in woodland, around half a mile from the nearest pond. Certainly under-recorded in Nottinghamshire, with thinly scattered records in the western-half of the county.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tanysphyrus lemnae
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Netherfield Wildlife Group. NBGRC. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2018

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