Apple Fruit Weevil - Neocoenorrhinus 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.
Bushy and well wooded areas especially when rich in Hawthorn and Blackthorn.
Peak May and June. - it can be found from Spring when Blackthorn and Hawthorn flower.
Widely distributed and common throughout England to mid Yorkshire and Durham, only a few records from Wales and rare in the North.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 36 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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