Clay-coloured Weevil - Otiorhynchus singularis
A clay brown weevil about 8 mm long.
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These weevils feed on shrubs such as Rhododendrons and Raspberry and can be a pest of Raspberry fruit farmers.
Adults can be found from spring to late summer.
Adults emerge in early spring. They climb up the plant after dark and feed on developing buds and flower shoots. They shelter in the soil and debris at the base of the plant. Eggs are laid in the soil and soon hatch. The larvae feed on the roots, often at a depth of about 50 cm. When fully mature, they pupate in earthen cells and emerge as adults.
A common weevil although most records come from the western side of Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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- Common names
- Clay-coloured Weevil, Raspberry Weevil
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- Records on NatureSpot:
- First record:
- 01/05/1992 (Jon Daws)
- Last record:
- 30/05/2022 (Sexton, Timothy)
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