Dorytomus taeniatus


A small weevil with a mottled dark and light brown appearance.

Identification difficulty

Around willow.

When to see it

Peak time is summer.

Life History

Develop in willow catkins, completing their development in the fallen catkins and pupating on the ground.

UK Status

Common and widespread in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 20 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