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.

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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