Apple Fruit Weevil - Neocoenorrhinus aequatus

Alternative names
Apple Fruit Rhynchites, Tatianaerhynchites aequatus and as Caenorhinus aequatus

Size 2.5 to 4.5 mm. The head and thorax are black with a purple/bronze lustre. The elytra are reddish brown with a central dark line and are studded with rows of holes. They are also hairy.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

This species is relatively easy to identify and is unlikely to be confused with anything else. However a photo is always helpful to confirm your record.


Bushy and well wooded areas especially when rich in Hawthorn and Blackthorn.

When to see it

Peak May and June. - it can be found from Spring when Blackthorn and Hawthorn flower.

UK Status

Widely distributed and common throughout England to mid Yorkshire and Durham, only a few records from Wales and rare in the North.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 36 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map

Species profile

Common names
Apple Fruit Rhynchites
Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
15/06/1996 (Derek Lott)
Last record:
06/06/2023 (Higgott, Mike)

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