Orchestes quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small weevil of just over 3.5mm in length. It is generally found on Oak and has the ability to jump to escape predation. This adult was actually found by beating the branches of Hawthorn (situated under many Oaks) at Sherwood Forest CP in mid-May 2009, but the leaf mine is perhaps easier to record.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orchestes quercus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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