Cabbage Stem Weevil - Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus

    Alternative names
    Ceutorhynchus quadridens

    This is a small (about 3 mm) dark weevil with scattered white or creamy scales, generally dense behind scutellum.

    Identification difficulty

    Anywhere where members of the Brassica family grow.

    When to see it

    Most often seen from spring to autumn.

    Life History

    The larvae develop in the stems of Brassicas.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales, but sometimes local depending on the availability of its food plant. It is generally common and can be abundant where Brassica crops are grown.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in suitable habitats in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 78 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

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