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


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

UK Map