Heather Weevil Neliocarus sus (Stephens, 1831)
This seems to be a common species wherever Heather grows. On Budby Common, it is found easily, but drops off the vegetation quickly when approached. This is predominantly a black weevil, with a dusting of white scales down the side of the elytra and onto the pronutum. The Heather Weevil has recently seen a name change (a relatively common practice in Coleoptera) changing from Strophosoma sus to Neliocarus sus.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Neliocarus sus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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