Figwort Weevil

Cionus scrophulariae


Over all length 4mm. A dark weevil with a whitish pronotum, a pattern of white spots on its elytra and a long, downward pointing snout. There are some similar looking weevils that also feed on figwort. 


The adults can be found on Figwort species, but also on Mullein and Buddleja. The larvae also use these as their food plants.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in Britain, though less common to the north. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to September.