Cramp-ball Fungus Weevil

Platyrhinus resinosus


Over all length 8 - 15mm. This is a dark species with a cream patch on the tips of the elytra and on the face. It has a broad snout (rostrum) and a squarish body.


Woodland. Feeds on fungi, usually associated with Ash and King Alfred's Cakes.

Status and distribution

Restricted to the south and east with few records from Wales or Scotland. Fairly widespread but local in Nottinghamshire and there is a small population at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June and July