Protapion apricans (Herbst, 1797)
A very small weevil which feeds on the flowers of Clover (especially Trifolium pratense). Protapion apricans was commonly swept from flowers at Eakring Flash in early June 2009. As with many weevils, there are numerous identification pitfalls caused by similar species, but these can be narrowed down to the plant on which they were collected from. Length of the one in the photographs (female) was approximately 2mm, but males are smaller.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Protapion apricans
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Richard Davidson. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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

copyright Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ( . .
Beetle Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Beetle Photo Gallery - Text version