Otiorhynchus ovatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Very similar to several species, most especially Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus (Rough Strawberry Root Weevil), Otiorhynchus ovatus is more often known as the Strawberry Root Weevil. In general appearance, O. ovatus is much darker of the two species, although not an identifying feature alone. This is probably quite a widespread Weevil in Nottinghamshire and under-recorded. The one photographed, was one of two found in a large sample of leaf litter, collected from Market Warsop Cemetery in late December 2015. The larvae eat the roots of Strawberry.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Otiorhynchus ovatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Andy Godfrey. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated January 2018

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