Ceratapion onopordi

    Description

    A small dark grey weevil.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Mainly found in grassland where it is usually found on Thistles, but not restricted to them and can be found on other plants.

    When to see it

    All year round, but most frequently recorded in summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales, less well recorded in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 26 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map