Polydrusus formosus (Mayer, 1779)
Recorded at Attenborough NR in August 2016 (Sexton, T.), which looks certain to be the first county record. Polydrusus formosus is a Nationally notable A species and there are few records from counties adjacent to Nottinghamshire. Since the Attenborough record, there have been records from Stanton-on-the-Wolds and Netherfield Lagoons (Smith, P.) and the ones below, found in May 2020 at King's Mill Reservoir and at Vexation Lane near Rufford in July 2021.

In the field Polydrusus are similar to Phyllobius weevils, but the main difference between the two is that the antennal insertions are on the side of the rostrum and they are not visible from above.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Polydrusus formosus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. NBGRC. Peter Smith. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019.

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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