Phyllobius argentatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is another of the green Phyllobius weevils, the most common of which is Phyllobius pomaceus. Phyllobius argentatus is a smaller species, but equally as bright green coloured and covered with fine white hairs. There are only a few records for Sherwood Forest, the last being in 2002. Size around 6mm. This one was found at Clipstone Old Quarter in May 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllobius argentatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding. Tim Sexton. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). 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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