Aspidapion radiolus


A small weevil (2 to 3 mm). It is entirely black with a dull leaden reflection, although the female is a little shinier than the male.

Identification difficulty

Found on plants of the Mallow family including Hollyhocks.

When to see it

From June onwards peaking in mid September.

UK Status

A locally common and often abundant species throughout England and Wales becoming less common further north into Scotland.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 15 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map