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Observed: 3rd May 2010 By: alcon_bluealcon_blue’s reputation in Invertebratesalcon_blue’s reputation in Invertebratesalcon_blue’s reputation in Invertebratesalcon_blue’s reputation in Invertebrates

a weevil found drowned

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus (Dorymerus) sulcatus) interacts


dshubble's picture

definitely a weevil?

Just wondering; is this definitely a weevil? Any chance it could be one of the larger bark beetles e.g. Hylastes? In the side view, there looks to be a toothed structure, maybe a tibia?


alcon_blue's picture

I don't know if it is

I don't know if it is definitely a weevil or not it was found near a willow tree if that is any help

Martin Harvey's picture


Hi Charlie, I think your suggestion of Barynotus is correct (having looked again there are hair-like scales visible on the elytra which rules out my suggestion of Otiorhynchus). I'm not confident of which species of Barynotus though, could also be obscurus?

Entomologist and biological recorder

charlieb's picture


Yes could be - I'm not sure how reliable the 'jizz' is - to me it says squamosus. Both are widespread in Ireland - squamosus is northern/upland, obscurus lowland.

I'm not sure if the key features can be made out - length of setae & colour of scales (squamosus has metallic scales).

Boris Bueche's picture

Barynotus is correct

don't know squamosus, so I can't verify.