Ischnopterapion loti


    A small (2 to 2.5 mm) dark grey or blackish weevil. There are several similar species and detailed examination is required to reach a safe identification.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and most likely to be found on sites where that plant is present.

    When to see it

    April to September.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 29 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map