100_0996

100_0996

Observation - 100_0996 - UK and Ireland. Description: 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

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.