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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map