Perapion curtirostre


Size 2 to 2.5 mm. A very small greyish weevil. The elytra have rows of punctures. There are a number of very similar species and care must be taken with identification.

Identification difficulty

Well vegetated areas where Rumex species are present.

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Life History

This species develops in various Rumex species.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 36 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