Rhamphus oxyacanthae

    Description

    A small (1.5 to 2 mm) black weevil.  The larvae of this species produce leaf mines on the leaves of Hawthorn and the mines may be found more easily than the adults.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Where Hawthorn occurs.

    When to see it

    Rhamphus oxyacanthae leafmines are most likely to be encountered in autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales, but sometimes local in distribution.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 6 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map