Lesser Clover Leaf Weevil - Hypera nigrirostris
3 to 4 mm, rostrum or beak is three times as long as it is broad and notched at its base. The eyes are large, transverse and non-protuberant. The pronotum has a greenish-gold sheen and the elytra have a greenish metallic appearance, both being the result of the presence of dissected scales.
Other Hyperia species.
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Areas with plenty of Clover and Bird's-foot-trefoil.
Adults feed on clover and Birds-foot-trefoil.
Widespread and fairly frequent, especially in the southern half of Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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