Reported by a local recorder and identified by a friend of his. Would appreciate some confirmation if this is possible. Image © Jim Logan
No interactions present.
I think this is more likely to be one of the Phyllobius weevils, but difficult to say from for sure from this angle, see more details on seperating them here: http://www.eakringbirds.com/eakringbirds6/insectsphyllobiusweevils.htm
Thanks for the link Rob. I was aware of the excellent eakringbirds site but hadn't checked it out for weevils before. Would seem that Phyllobius looks more likely but can't be sure on that photo alone. Will ask the recorder if he has any more images.
I've added another image (rather blurry I'm afraid) supplied by the recorder but I don't think it adds much. It is nearer to a dorsal view and does suggest that the position of the antennal insertion is visible from above. Thanks again
Lat/Lng: 54.89173, -4.18121
OS grid ref: NX602573