Rough Strawberry-root Weevil - Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus

    Description

    A fairly large brown weevil with coarsely punctate elytra.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often in cultivated areas where strawberries are present.

    When to see it

    Peak in June and July.

    Life History

    The larvae do most damage, by eating the roots of cultivated Strawberry.

    UK Status

    It has a sparse, but widespread distribution across the southern half of the UK.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 11 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map