Betulapion simile

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map