Vine Weevil

Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Vine Weevil – Otiorhynchus sulcatus

A brownish weevil with patches of yellowish scales on the elytra from which  bear shiny raised nodules. The pronotum (thoracic plate) is pebbly, and it has long antennae. Similar to the Nut Weevil (Curculio nacum). Length 8 to 12mm.

Vine Weevil – Otiorhynchus sulcatus

The Vine Weevil can be a troublesome insect in both adult and larvae form. The adults eat the leaves and shoots of many plants, and the larvae chew through the roots doing the most damage.

Vine Weevil – Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Seen summer and autumn months. Found in various habitats, including gardens. Common and widespread throughout.

May 2014, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2014.


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