Figwort Weevil

Cionus alauda


Over all length 3 to 3.5mm. A small grey weevil with two dark spots on the elytra. The elytra form an almost square shape and the pronotum is much narrower, tapering towards the apex. They have a fairly long, pendulous rostrum.


Found mainly on figwort. The adults and larvae feeding on the under-surface of the leaves.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in southern and central England. Not so common in Wales and rarer the further north in Scotland. Fairly Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to August.