Common NameCabbage seedpod weevil
SeasonalityOne generation per year. Ceutorhynchus obstrictus is common from late May to late August.
IdentificationAdults have round grey bodies (2-4 mm in length) and grey legs covered with fine white scales. Ceutorhynchus obstrictus has a long curved proboscis with small bent antennae. When disturbed, it displays the interesting behavior of folding its legs and proboscis against its body to make it look like a small grey pebble. Similar in appearance to its co-generic C. neglectus it can be differentiated by its bigger size and grey body color.