Mogulones asperifoliarum

    Description

    2.2 to 2.9 mm.  A brown weevil with distinctive white blotches which are visible to the naked eye despite the weevils small size.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    Habitat

    Usually encountered on plants in the Borage family such as Green Alkanet and Comfrey.

    When to see it

    Peak time is from April to the end of June.

    UK Status

    Widespread in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland although concentrated searches of its foodplants would probably produce more records. 

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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