Rhinocyllus conicus (Frölich, 1792)
A weevil which has been used as a biological pest control in the past, to help stop the spread of invasive Thistles in America. However, Rhinocyllus conicus proved to be so successful, that it is now no longer used as a biological pest control. In the UK, it is classed as Nationally notable A. In June 2010, we found two of these weevils on the head of a Spear Thistle on Warsop Main Pit Top.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhinocyllus conicus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Charlie Barnes. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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 December 2018

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