Apion frumentarium (Linnaeus, 1758)
This small, bright red weevil is usually found on low vegetation. With a length of less than 4.5mm and despite it's bright red colour, Apion frumentarum is a relatively inconspicuous species. The preferred host plant is usually Dock (Rumex acetosa) and they quickly drop to the ground once disturbed.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Apion frumentarum
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Darren Matthews. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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 2017

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