Exapion ulicis (Forster, 1771)
Found commonly on the flowers of Gorse, this very small Weevil is easily overlooked. Even so, it was still surprising that these were the first records for Sherwood Forest NNR in over a century. Will probably be present on every Gorse bush in the county. Length 2.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Exapion ulicis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. David Shaw. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Wil Heeney. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Meg Skinner.

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Updated January 2022

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