Hairy Spider Weevil - Barypeithes pellucidus

    Alt Name
    Hairy Broad-nosed Weevil
    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map