Aulacobaris picicornis (Marsham, 1802) 
Recently found by Tim Sexton, on the site of the former Rufford Colliery at Rainworth, this appears to be the first Nottinghamshire record of Aulacobaris picicornis. Mignonette (Reseda lutea) is the preferred hostplant and as this is often quite common on many brownfield sites and disturbed ground, this weevil could perhaps be at a number of our other former Collieries.

It is sparsely recorded in the UK, with clusters of records from some eastern and south-eastern counties. This record would also seem to be the most northerly at the time of writing  (June 2020) and grateful thanks go to Tim, for once again supplying the photographs below.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aulacobaris picicornis  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated June 2020

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