Pachyrhinus lethierryi (Desbrochers, 1875)
A small green weevil, which looks very much like either a Phyllobius or one of the green Poyldrusus weevils. When we first found this species, the colouration immediately made it look something very different from what we had found before, the first specimen being a more vivid green. It's location was also a clue, being found in a small Worksop garden in May 2010, where we also found several adults inside a small conservatory. Pachyrhinus lethierryi was first found in the UK in 2003 and has spread rapidly north since. Beating the commonly planted conifer Thuja occidentalis, or finding a green weevil indoors, may well reveal that this weevil is now found across much of Nottinghamshire, but this is the only Nottinghamshire record we are aware of at the present time. Length around 4.5 - 5mm.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pachyrhinus lethierryi
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 February 2017

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