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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MAP KEY:

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

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