Clover Leaf Weevil - Hypera postica

Alternative names
Alfalfa Weevil

Length 3 to 5.5 mm. The adult is light brown with a distinctive dark stripe along the back.

Identification difficulty

Where clovers are present, often on sparsely vegetated ground.

When to see it

Found throughout the year with a peak in spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 27 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