Apple Fruit Weevil - Neocoenorrhinus aequatus

    Alt Name
    Apple Fruit Rhynchites, Tatianaerhynchites aequatus and as Caenorhinus aequatus
    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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

    UK Map