Cionus alauda


A small (3 mm) light coloured weevil with a distinctive dark brownish patch on the elytra behind the pronotum, and another near the tip.

Identification difficulty

Around Figwort, the foodplant for adults and larvae.

When to see it

Late spring and summer.

Life History

Associated with Figwort, the food plan for both adults and larvae. Adults overwinter in the soil around the host plant and on emerging in the spring.

UK Status

A local species, fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain, becoming scarcer further north into Scotland.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 13 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