Ceratapion gibbirostre (Gyllenhal, 1813)
A small Weevil which is usually found on Thistles (Cirsium spp) Ceratapion gibbirostre is probably quite widespread and found throughout much of Nottinghamshire, especially as its foodplant is so common, yet there are few records available to us. There are other similar species which make correct identification to species level more difficult, but good quality photographs such as these, supplied to us by Tim Sexton from Attenborough NR in 2016 certainly help.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ceratapion gibbirostre
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Tim Sexton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 2022

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