Ceratapion onopordi


A small dark grey weevil.

Identification difficulty

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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map