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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map