Omphalapion hookerorum

Description

A small (1.6 to 2 mm) grey-black weevil with ribbed elytra.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

Habitat

Waste places, post industrial sites and disturbed ground where the host plants occur.

When to see it

Peak is from May to October.

Life History

Larvae feed in the flowers heads of certain Asteraceae including Stinking Chamomile, Scented Mayweed and Scentless Mayweed.

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half of Britain, but may be local in its distribution.

VC55 Status

Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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