Protapion assimile


Length 2 to 3 mm. A small grey/black weevil. The legs have yellow femora but the tibiae are dark.

Identification difficulty

Found in areas rich in clovers.

When to see it

April to September.

Life History

Lives on clover.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 16 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