Size 2.2 to 3 mm. One of several similar small blackish weevils. There are other similar species which make correct identification to species level difficult and detailed examination is needed.
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.
Particularly associated with thistles.
All year round but mainly found April to October.
Widespread and fairly frequent especially in the southern half of Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
Enter a town or village to see local records
Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015