Bruchidius villosus

    Description

    A dark grey beetle only 2 or 3 mm long.

    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

    Areas containing Broom.

    When to see it

    Peak time for this species is May to July.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the seeds of Broom.

    UK Status

    Widespread in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional, though possibly under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map