alcon_blue's picture

Weevil?

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
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Description:

a weevil found drowned

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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

Comments

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?

Dave

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

Barynotus?

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?

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charlieb's picture

Barynotus?

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).