Neliocarus nebulosus

    Description

    A mainly green weevil with protruding eyes that are characteristic of this genus. The irridescent colour comes from minute round scales covering the body which if rubbed off show black beneath.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on a wide range of low-growing plants.

    When to see it

    Best late spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Quite widespread in England and Wales but not generally abundant.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 18 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map