Curculio nucum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Curculio nucum is very similar to the Acorn Weevil (Curculio glandium) but will be found where Hazel grows, as the larvae develop within Hazel Nuts. It often goes by the common name of the Long-snout Weevil, yet this is rather misleading as there are several other species having an equally long rostrum. This one was a surprise find in a leaf litter sample, taken from a small area of mixed woodland (containing some Hazel) from Meden Vale in early February.

Despite Hazel being common along hedgerows and in woodland throughout the county, this species appears to be rather confined to the wider Sherwood Forest area, although it is not regularly recorded.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Curculio nucum
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). 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 2022

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