Aspidapion radiolus

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map