Hairy Spider Weevil

Barypeithes pellucidus


Over all length 3 to 4mm. A small reddish brown weevil with rows of pits and short hairs on its elytra. The pronotum is also heavily pitted.


A broad range of habitats are used, where the larvae are normally associated with Black Medick.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout southern Britain and slightly less so in the northern half. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to June.