Hypera rumicis

    Description

    Size 4 or 5 mm. A pale buff coloured weevil with darker brown markings on the elytra.

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    Habitat

    Areas containing dock, even in damp conditions.

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    Life History

    Feeds on docks and some other plants. The larva develops inside a woven spherical cage about 7 mm across.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 19 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map