Hypera nigrirostris (Fabricius, 1775)
This small, bright metallic green weevil, turned up in our garden at Market Warsop, on a warm Spring day in early March 2012. At little more than 3mm in length, it was soon identified as Hypera nigrirostris, a common Clover feeding species, with records from much of south-east, central UK and coastal areas of Wales and the north-west.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hypera nigrirostris
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). 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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