Phyllobius pyri (Linnaeus, 1758)
A common weevil and one of the first of the Phyllobius species to appear, usually in late April or early May. We found Phyllobius pyri to be common on Hawthorn and occasionally on Birch scrub at Sherwood Forest CP, appearing to favour certain bushes. Colouration of the adults we found, ranged from green, through to a rich copper colour. Presumably a common Nottinghamshire weevil.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllobius pyri
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Pauline Bradford. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.  Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Rob Johnson. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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Updated January 2022

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