Polydrusus pterygomalis - 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.
Commonly found on the leaves of broadleaved trees, but occasionally on flowers.
Spring and summer.
Feeds on the leaves of various trees.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 24 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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