Archarius pyrrhoceras

Description

A black weevil distinguished by its pinky red antennae.

Similar Species

Very similar to Archarius salicivorus but distinguished by its red antennae.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Usually found in Oak trees where it feeds on the leaves.

When to see it

Spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread and quite frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 31 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map