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Observed: 8th April 2011 By: M4251486
Added: 21st April 2011
Large black weevil about 15mm long. Almost all black except a narrow white band at the base ofthe thorax and possibly hintsof white flecks on the thorax. Elytra and thorax not ridged but very lightly pitted.Observed on hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) - it appeared to be eating it, however, when I approached closer it fell off into the grass - probably a defensive reaction to the movement.I thought it might be Lapirus glabrirostris - but the only other illustration of this species on ispot has clearly ridged elytra.