Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus (Marsham, 1802)
Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus is often described as a pest species of Oil-seed Rape, but it's distribution is sometimes quite patchy. Despite being a common weevil, the first known record for Sherwood Forest NNR came only a few years ago, when found by sweeping low vegetation near to fields of Oil-seed Rape in April 2009. It occurs on many varieties of cultivated Brassica plants and sometimes turns up in leaf litter samples taken over Winter.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Charlie Barnes. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). NBGRC. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Updated January 2022

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