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What weevil?

Observed: 12th April 2012 By: babu1
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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What weevil?
Weevil 2
Description:

Brown seed shaped weevil. Elongated abdomen. Small dimpled texture on upper side. Yellowish underside. Length, including rostrum, 13mm.

Identifications
  • Weevil (Curculionidae sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
  •  
    Likely ID
    Lixus
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Boris Bueche's picture

cf. Lixus ochraceus

well-defined white side margin, body powder brick-coloured - should be this one.
http://www.insettieanimali.altervista.org/I-coleotteri/lixus_ochraceus.html
Definitely not one of the other species of the British list.

Seems to be yet unrecorded / uncertain for Britain!
https://data.nbn.org.uk/Taxa/NHMSYS0020152442
FaunaEuropaea also does not list it. Recent immigrant via Channel tunnel traffic?