Apple Blossom Weevil - Anthonomus pomorum


3.4 to 4.3 mm. 

Identification difficulty

On Apple, the larval food plant.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

The larvae feed in the buds of Apple. The blossoms appear to be brown capped after the larvae have nipped the petal bases to arrest their development. Adults generally overwinter in leaf litter.

UK Status

Widespread and seems to be fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 7 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map