Polydrusus pterygomalis


Length about 5 mm. Another of the green arboreal weevils. The identifying features are anterior femora without teeth, upperside of elytra with round scales and with pale semi-erect setae (view from side), the head has a bulge behind the eyes and it has pale yellowish antennae and legs.

Photo ID?

Commonly found on the leaves of broadleaved trees, but occasionally on flowers.

When to see it

Spring and summer.

Life History

Feeds on the leaves of various trees.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 24 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map