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Weevil

Observed: 26th June 2011 By: Darren GalpinDarren Galpin’s reputation in InvertebratesDarren Galpin’s reputation in InvertebratesDarren Galpin’s reputation in Invertebrates
weevil
Description:

Weevil - around 6mm long, but unsure as to type.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

colour

The photo is a bit dark, what colour was it in real life?

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Darren Galpin's picture

Black - slightly yellowish

Black - slightly yellowish lines down its back

Martin Harvey's picture

tricky

I'm not sure I'm going to be able to help with this one, but was it associated with any particular plant? And are you sure it was 6mm long? - it looks a bit like some of the weevils in family Apionidae but they are mostly nearer 3mm:
http://www.kerbtier.de/cgi-bin/enFSearch.cgi?Fam=Apionidae

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Darren Galpin's picture

It was photographed on a

It was photographed on a swing, running along the top bar. There are vine weevils in the garden, but they are larger than this. 6mm is approximately the size - any variance would be 2mm either way.

anonymous spotter's picture

Weevil

I think that you will find that it's the Willow Gall Weevil.

Martin Harvey's picture

not sure

I don't think it can be Willow Gall Weevil (Archarius salicivorus), as that has a longer, thinner rostrum ('snout') and shorter, wider elytra (wing cases). See:
http://www.naturespot.co.uk/species/willow-gall-weevil

and:
http://www.thewcg.org.uk/curculionidae/0242G.htm

But I still don't know what it is!

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Entomologist and biological recorder