Ceratapion onopordi (Kirby, 1808)
Another small Weevil which usually found on Thistles, but not restricted to them and can be found on other plants. The one illustrated was found on Hollyhock (Alcea rosea). Tim Sexton found and photographed the specimen below near his home in Attenborough in 2016 and kindly allowed us to use his photographs here. Ceratapion onopordi is probably more widespread localy, than current records suggest.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ceratapion onopordi
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. Tim Sexton. Phil Lee. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated January 2018

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