Common Leaf Weevil - Phyllobius pyri

Description

5 to 7 mm. The legs are reddish brown with a strong leg tooth. The elytra are coppery in fresh specimens becoming blacker with age and have a ribbed appearance. This is the only Phyllobius species that has blade-like ridges on its tibiae.

Similar Species

The large leg tooth, pale legs and the sharp edge to the tibiae help to distinguish this species. If found in trees it also helps to separate it from other Phyllobius weevils many of which live in lower herbaceous vegetation.

See our ID Guide to Phyllobius weevils.

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Habitat

Found on a range of trees and shrubs in parks, gardens and woodland edge.

When to see it

Best May and June.

UK Status

One of the most common broad-nosed weevils it is widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 86 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map