Curculio venosus

Description

A fairly large brown weevil, with females measuring around 7mm. It is quite similar to some other members of this genus and care should be taken with identification. Raised ridge of "roof-like scales" forming an obvious raised ridge at the elytral apex, scutellum longer than broad.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On the branches and acorns of oak.

When to see it

Spring to autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 33 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map