Cionus hortulanus (Fourcroy, 1785)
A small and distinctive weevil which measures little more than about 4mm. Usually found on Figwort (Scrophularia sp) Cionus hortulanus has a south-easterly distribution in the UK, but does include south Wales and north into Lincolnshire. This adult was one of two found on a single Figwort plant growing at Clipstone Old Quarter in May 2011 and was the first ever record for the Sherwood Forest NNR. They were also found in company with Cionus alauda (also new for the NNR at the time) and the much more common Cionus scrophulariae (being the first NNR record since 1899).
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cionus hortulanus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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 February 2017

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