Willow Gall Weevil - Archarius salicivorus

    Alternative names
    Curculio 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.

    Similar Species

    Anthonomus rubi (Strawberry Blossom Weevil) looks very similar but is less rounded when viewed from above. Compare

    Identification difficulty

    On Willow.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer.

    Life History

    Lays eggs in sawfly galls on Willow where the young weevils predate the larvae of the gall causer.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 34 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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