Willow Gall Weevil - Archarius salicivorus
Length: head and body (not the curved snout) 2.5 mm. A black weevil with tapered body, long snout with antennae midway along, black rostrum and antennae. Also known as Curculio salicivorus.
Spring and summer.
Lays eggs in sawfly galls on Willow where the young weevils predate the larvae of the gall causer.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 34 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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