Hairy Spider Weevil - Barypeithes pellucidus

Alternative names
Hairy Broad-nosed Weevil

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.

Identification difficulty

Various habitats, often on the ground in moss or on low vegetation, but has also been found under bark.

When to see it

Best in May and June.

Life History

Larvae are associated with the plant Black Medick.

UK Status

Locally common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 144 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