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.
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.
Peak time is April to September.
Widespread in England and Wales.
Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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