Betulapion simile


An extremely small, dark weevil, measuring only about 2 mm in length. Betulapion simile is one of several similarly coloured, small weevils which need detailed examination for species identification.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


Associated with Birch, its food plant.

When to see it

Peak time is April to September.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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