Archarius pyrrhoceras (Marsham, 1802)
Archarius pyrrhoceras is a tiny, dark grey weevil measuring little more than 3mm in length. This one was caught using a sweep net in Sherwood Forest in July 2008, but it has proved to be commoner in early Spring and can be found in numbers by beating the lower branches of Oak.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Archarius pyrrhoceras
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Allan and Annette Binding. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2022

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