Dorytomus tortrix

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map