Exomias 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. Often 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. It is commonly found in leaf litter and adults can be shades of colours ranging from (mostly) dark brown/black with orange legs, to completely yellow/orange  individuals.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Exomias pellucidus
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). Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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