Cionus alauda (Herbst, 1784)
A small and distinctive weevil which meaures little more than about 3mm. Often found on Figwort (Scrophularia sp) Cionus alauda is described as being locally common, but so far we have only recorded this species on Figwort growing by the River Meden at Market Warsop in early June 2010, when several adults were found on young growth in company with another Figwort weevil, Cionus scrophulariae.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cionus alauda
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated January 2022

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