Ceutorhynchus typhae

    Description

    A small brown or blackish weevil.  Many specimens appear to show a pale line running between the elytra.

    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

    Associated with certain members of the Brassica family, including Shepherd's Purse, Hoary Cress and Yellow-cress.

    When to see it

    Peak time is from late April to July.

    Life History

    Larvae feed on certain members of the Brassica family, including Shepherd's Purse, Hoary Cress and Yellow-cress.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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