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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map