Ceratapion gibbirostre

    Description

    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.

    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

    Particularly associated with thistles.

    When to see it

    All year round but mainly found April to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent especially in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map