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.
Found on plants of the Mallow family including Hollyhocks.
From June onwards peaking in mid September.
A locally common and often abundant species throughout England and Wales becoming less common further north into Scotland.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 15 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015