Pseudapion rufirostre (Fabricius, 1775)
A very small weevil found on Mallows growing on wasteground or roadside verges etc. Pseudapion rufirostre is distinctive from the other Mallow Weevils by having pale orange legs. The rostrum on males is also the same colour (see top two photographs) but almost black on females. Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris) growing in urban locations is likely to hold adults during the warmer months.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pseudapion rufirostre
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated December 2018

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