Tatianaerhynchites aequatus (Linnaeus, 1767)
This small and colourful weevil is often commonly called the Apple Fruit Weevil, which may just be easier for many to pronounce than its scientific name of Tatianaerhynchites aequatus. With a length of less than 8mm (including the rostrum) this is an inconspicuous but common species, found commonly on Hawthorn at Sherwood Forest CP and other sites across the county. Best found by beating Hawthorn in Spring.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tatianaerhynchites aequatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Charlie Barnes. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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