Dorytomus tortrix


About 5 mm long, this is a reddish brown weevil.

There are other very similar species in this genus which means that detailed examination of an actual specimen is generally needed to identify the exact species. A red box around the image indicates that we think it is likely to be this species but can't be 100% certain

Identification difficulty

Around Aspen.

When to see it

Peak time is summer and autumn.

Life History

Associated with Aspen.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 8 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