Hypera rumicis

Description

Size 4 or 5 mm. A pale buff coloured weevil with darker brown markings on the elytra.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Areas containing dock, even in damp conditions.

When to see it

Late spring and summer.

Life History

Feeds on docks and some other plants. The larva develops inside a woven spherical cage about 7 mm across.

UK Status

Fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 19 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