Perapion violaceum (Kirby, 1808)
A tiny blue weevil, measuring little more than 3mm, but which can be found quite commonly on Dock leaves. There are similar species, so identification can be very difficult. This adult was found at Eakring Meadows in May 2009, but we have also recorded it from Sherwood Forest CP and numerous other sites.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Perapion violaceum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Jim Flanagan. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Barry Lygo. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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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