Hairy Spider Weevil - Barypeithes pellucidus
It is 3 to 4 mm in length with long upright hairs on the elytra which are studded with rows of holes. The pronotum is also pitted. Colour varies from a yellowy brown to almost black.
Various habitats, often on the ground in moss or on low vegetation, but has also been found under bark.
Best in May and June.
Larvae are associated with the plant Black Medick.
Locally common in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 144 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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