Sciaphilus asperatus (Bonsdorff, 1785)
One of many similar-looking Weevils, Sciaphilus asperatus (length 5mm) is often more commonly known as the Strawberry Root Weevil. Found under bark at Eakring Flash in late February 2015, this was our first record of Sciaphilus asperatus, but it is probably a widespread beetle over much of Nottinghamshire. There are known records from Kirton Wood (Lott, D. and Wright, S.) and Sherwood Forest (Drane, T.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sciaphilus asperatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated December 2018

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