Barypeithes pellucidus (Boheman, 1834)
This small (4mm) weevil was found at Hills and Holes SSSI at Market Warsop in May 2012 and at nearby Market Warsop Cemetery in April 2020. For some reason, this beetle is more commonly known as the Hairy Spider Weevil, but is usually found on Black Medick and seems to have nothing at all to do with spiders.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Barypeithes pellucius
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. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney. Charlie Barnes. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated January 2018

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