Perapion violaceum


A tiny blue weevil, measuring little more than 3mm.

Identification difficulty

Often found on Dock leaves.

When to see it

All year but peaking in spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 21 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