Trichosirocalus troglodytes (Fabricius, 1787)
A very small weevil of about 3.5mm length and with a rather bland and insignificant appearance to the naked eye. With macro photography though, this proves to be a well marked and distinctive species, with one of the best scientific names we know. Trichosirocalus troglodytes is a common species which feeds on Thistles.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trichosirocalus troglodytes
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). 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 January 2018

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