Pyllobius maculicornis (Germar, 1824)
This is another of the large group of bright green/gold weevils. Very similar to Phyllobius pomaceus (very commonly seen on Nettles) Phyllobius maculicornis is also found on Nettles and a wide range of other plants. Differences between the species are extremely subtle. The green/gold coplouration is caused by a dusting of fine scales, which eventually rub off. This was one of several seen during July at Sherwood Forest NNR.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllobius maculicornis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated January 2022

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