Nettle Weevil - Phyllobius pomaceus
Length 9 mm. This beetle has a metallic bluish-green covering of scales. However the scales easily rub off and older specimens can look almost black. The front femur has a prominent tooth and the scales are oval.
See our ID Guide to Phyllobius weevils.
Most commonly found on Nettles.
April to late June.
Common throughout England and Wales and with a few scattered records from Scotland.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 70 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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