Liophloeus tessulatus Weevil

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Length 10 mm

Phenology Adult spring to late summer.

Identificaton Reaching about 10 mm in length this is a buff or pale brown weevil. The elytra sometimes have a slightly speckled appearance.

Life Cycle / Behaviour Females are able to reproduce parthenogenically without male intervention at low altitude but at higher altitudes where partners might appear to be fewer in number and more difficult to find, the weevils resort to 'normal' reproduction.

Habitat Diverse habitat fron meadows to mountains, feeding on a range of common wild plants such as Creeping Thistle, Cow Parsley, Hogweed, Ivy and Colt's-foot.

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