Barynotus obscurus


This is quite a large broad-nosed ground weevil (8 to 9.5 mm). The light brown elytra have a slight mottling of paler blotches and also have a sparse covering short of bristly hairs.

Identification difficulty

A ground dwelling species which may be found under stones, on the soil surface or on low vegetation.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widely distributed in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 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