Barynotus moerens


    This large light brown weevil is one of the more distinctive.

    Identification difficulty

    Usually found in wooded areas containing its food plant Dog's Mercury.

    When to see it

    May is a peak month.

    Life History

    It is associated with Dog's Mercury upon which it feeds. Its larvae feed on the plant's roots.

    UK Status

    Reasonably frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 11 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map