Sitona lepidus

Alternative names
Sitona obsoletus
Description

Mid to mahogany brown, 4 to 6 mm long with a short, blunt nose.

Similar Species

Other Sitonia species. Dissection is necessary to distinguish between them.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, photographic evidence is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used. Note the beetle's size and describe the identifying characters. It is advisable to retain the specimen in case further checks are needed.

Habitat

Various habitats, especially where clover is frequent.

When to see it

March to October.

Life History

Feeds on the roots of several species of clover.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Curculionidae
Records on NatureSpot:
4
First record:
01/05/1996 (Derek Lott)
Last record:
31/07/2020 (Skevington, Mark)

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