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Scientific Name: Barynotus moerens
Common Name: Broad-nosed Weevil
This large, distinctive light brown weevil is usually found in wooded areas containing its food plant Dog's Mercury, May being a peak month. It is associated with Dog's Mercury (Mercurialis perennis) upon which it feeds. Its larvae feed on the plant's roots. Not widespread, but frequent in England and Wales.
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